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Daily Archives: April 1, 1749
1749 April 1 (Saturday). Snow. Receiv’d a Bundle of Young Vines, Trees and Branches from Monsieur [Stephen] Boutineau of Boston. Mr. Eliezer Rice here, who ask’d me whether I was to preach at the north side. I told him, yes.