1746 February 20 (Thursday). Great Change of Weather last night. Today very Cold and windy. Esquire Williams of Stockbridge came at Eve, having left Mr. Lydius at Boston, endeavouring to get French Prisoners, with which to redeem his Children from Canada.
Ephraim Williams, a founder of Stockbridge. See Sarah C. Sedgwick and Christina S. Marquand, Stockbridge 1739-1939 A Chronicle ([Great Barrington]), 1939), pp. 22-24.
Johannes Lydius of Albany. See Collections of the History of Albany (Albany, 1871), IV, 144.