January 23, 1748

1748 January 23 (Saturday).  A somewhat Cold Day, but conceiving it to be my Duty to use my best endeavor to get to Lancaster, I first rode to Mr. Cushing’s, dined there and obtained of Mr. Cushing to send his son Jacob along with me who accordingly was my Fellow-traveler.  The Snow was so deep before we got to Deacon Jonathan Keyes that I was obliged to dismount several Times, my Mare worrying sometimes pritty much to surmount or get through the Banks.  Mr. Morse came to Westborough, and Mr. Stevens[1] went to Mr. Morse’s.  We arrived at Lancaster by Daylight.

[1]Benjamin Stevens (Harvard 1740).  Later the minister of Kittery, Maine, 1751-1791.  Sibley, X, 539-539.