1748 May 26 (Thursday). At Convention Dr. Wigglesworth preach’d on Eph. 4.11.12. The Collection amounted to nigh 300£ Old Tenor. I din’d at Mr. Wellsteads. Mr. Solomon Williams and President Clap give me account of Mr. Aaron Hutchinson now at Grafton. Mr. Chase’s Sermon at Mr. Wellmans Ordination is now come out of the Press. Bought Brother Alexanders Hatt for 8£ Old Tenor. Reverend Mr. Gee bury’d. Dr. Sewall pray’d’ before the Corps were mov’d. I walk’d with Mr. Lowel of Newbury. Ministers, except the associated ministers of the Town had not Gloves: Yet the Church and Congregation gather’d plentifully to bear the Charge but it was very much expended on the numerous Family. After I had some free and warm Discourse with Mr. Loring, and hope I have Some Special Interest in his prayers. N.B. Something was Said by Dr. Parkman about my preaching to his wife this Eve — but he went to Dorchester to see his Child (had my Horse in Captain Whites Chair). Nobody spoke to me at Evening about it and I was very deeply engag’d in my mind about some other Things, So that twas too late to begin an Exercise. Captain White and his Lady were there, and I lodg’d there.
Edward Wigglesworth, D.D., the Harvard professor.
The Reverend Mr. William Welsteed of the New Brick Church.
(Harvard 1719). The minister of Lebanon, Conn., 1749-1769. Sibley, VI, 352-361.
Thomas Clap (Harvard 1722), the President of Yale College, 1740-1764. Sibley, VII, 27-50.
Stephen Chase, The Angel of the Churches (Boston, 1748).
The Reverend Mr. John Lowell.