1748 May 25 (Wednesday). Rode to Boston. Mr. Lewis of Pembrook preach’d to the General Assembly on Isa. 22.21. Din’d at Brother Samuels. At Convention p.m. N.B. Mr. Williams of Weston Moderator. No Boston ministers at Dr. Sewals but Mr. Byles only: who was therefore chosen Clerk. A Letter from Major Abbot of Providence born by Deacon Belknap, to desire further assistance from the Convention, in supporting preaching among them. I heard the very heavy Tidings of the Death of the Reverend and worthy Mr. Joshua Gee, Senior Pastor of the Old North, a minister of primitive Stamp. Alme Deus! Tales prefice ubique Gregi. I went to see Dr. Parkmans Wife who remains in Very low and weak Condition, but is not worse. I lodg’d there with them.
Daniel Lewes (Harvard 1707), the minister of Pembroke, 1712-1751. Sibley, V, 334-337.
The Reverend Mr. William Williams.
Mather Byles of the Hollis Street Church.
Daniel Abbott, Jr., of Providence.