December 28, 1744

1744 December 28 (Friday).  Mr. Thomas Rice[1] of Worcester (one of the Committee to Supply their Pulpit) here in his return from Southborough, having been to Mr. Stone[2] to prevail with him to go to Worcester next Sabbath come Sennight.  (N.B. Mr. Rice was my Company up to Worcester and over to Sutton when I first preach’d there Twenty Years agoe.)  He din’d with Me.  My son Thomas rode down to Mr. Bristons for our Cloth but in Vain.  Neighbour Jedidiah How was so kind as to bring Me a Load of Pitch Pine.

[1]Son of Ephraim Rice, an original proprietor of Worcester.  Wall, Reminiscences of Worcester, 43.

[2]Rev. Nathan Stone of Southborough.