February 20, 1746

1746 February 20 (Thursday).  Great Change of Weather last night.  Today very Cold and windy.  Esquire Williams[1] of Stockbridge came at Eve, having left Mr. Lydius[2] at Boston, endeavouring to get French Prisoners, with which to redeem his Children from Canada.

[1]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.

[2]Johannes Lydius of Albany.  See Collections of the History of Albany (Albany, 1871), IV, 144.