February 1, 1748

1748 February 1 (Monday).  Went to the Funeral of Mr. Jonathan Fay’s young Child.  Dined at merchant Rice’s.  Sent by Mr. Abner Temple for 3 volumes of Pools Synopsis from Boston.  My wife went to Marlborough on Mr. Nathan Maynard’s Mare, and returned at Eve.  Sarah Henry at work here.  Town Meeting falls through for want of a third selectman.  At Eve I rode over to Neighbour How’s.  Mr. Wellman[1] came and lodg’d here.  He is going down to get Mr. Chase’s[2] sermon at his Ordination printed.  Wants my Right Hand.[3]

[1]The Reverend Mr. James Wellman of Millbury.

[2]The Reverend Mr. Stephen Chase of Lynnfield.

[3][Additional note: Stephen Chase (1705-1778), The angels of the churches. A sermon at the ordination of the Reverend Mr. James Welman, in the Second Parish in Sutton: October the 7th. 1747. Published at the desire and expence of a number of Reverend ministers and other gentlemen present, unto whom it is humbly dedicated.  Boston: Printed by J. Draper, for D. Gookin, over against the South Meeting-House in Marlborough-Street., M,DCC,XLVIII. [1748]; Evans 6110.  Parkman’s “right hand” was not printed, although the charge by Campbell of Oxford was printed, [30-31].]