1750 May 20 (Sunday). Mr. Hutchinson preach’d for me, and I for him at Mr. Martyns. N.B. I preach’d on Mat. 25.46, latter part all Day. Honourable Samuel Watts and Colonel Richards at Meeting, and I ask’d ‘em to dine with me; which they comply’d with. At Eve I return’d home — as did Mr. Martyn also. Mr. Hutchinson lodg’d at my House.
Watts was a leading citizen of Chelsea, a justice of the peace, and councillor of the province.
Joseph Richards (Harvard 1721), a class-mate of Parkman’s, practiced medicine in Dedham, served as selectman and Representative, and was lieutenant colonel of the Suffolk regiment. Sibley, VI, 553-555.