February 2, 1750

1750 February 2 (Friday).  Undertook my Journey from Boston about 10 a.m.  Din’d at Brother Champney’s at Cambridge.  Call’d at Mr. Stephen Prentice’s[1] who was confin’d to his Chamber; and at Mr. Hancocks[2] at Lexington, but he was not at home.  The old Lady receiv’d and entertain’d me kindly.  At Concord at the first of Evening.  My son had been much indispos’d, and weaken’d by Vomiting, bleeding at the Nose, and purging — but was Somewhat better, through Gods Goodness.  Mr. Minot[3] at Mr. Goolds.  Visited the Colonel.  Lodg’d at Mr. Bliss’s[4] who also kept my Horse.

[1]A former selectman of Cambridge. Paige, Cambridge, p. 630.

[2]The Reverend John Hancock.

[3]Timothy Minot (Harvard 1747) was keeping school in Concord. He became a well known physician there.  Sibley, XII, 194-195.

[4]The Reverend Daniel Bliss of Concord.