July 29, 1747

1747 July 29 (Wednesday).  Our Friends rode to Worcester and my wife and I accompany’d them.  Mrs. Sarah Whipple[1] taking Care of Alexander.  N.B. my mare went in the chair and drew the Two Women.  Mr. Barns lent me his mare and Captain Maynard lent Mr. Bass his horse.  We din’d at Brother Brecks[2] — drank Tea at Mr. Maccartys, Mr. Maccarty being gone to Boston.  We met him on the Road.  I only call’d at Colonel Chandlers office.  My wife did not so much as that.  Mr. Campbell of Oxford Stop’d with me and I suppose stay’d over night — but we all return’d to Westborough.  Through divine Goodness we found our Habitation in Peace.

[1]Mrs. Edwards Whipple.

[2]Parkman’s brother-in-law, Dr. Samuel Breck.