April 26, 1749

1749 April 26 (Wednesday).  Mrs. Hephzibah Maynard[1] here a.m.  Much Troubled about the New Meeting House place.  Ebenezer work’d with Noah How, getting out Rails for him in Lieu of an 100 which he says my Hands carted away from him — but inadvertently.  Daniel ploughing.  P.M. Mrs. Lucy Pratt here, on her Spiritual Concerns.  N.B. Brother Hicks here from Cambridge.  He confirms the sad news of Mr. J. Davenports House as being burnt in Watertown on the 24th and of other Burnings in divers Towns.  N.B. He and I finish’d a Troublesome affair that had lain some time between him and me.

[1]The wife of Parkman’s neighbour, Captain John Maynard.