May 29, 1750

1750 May 29 (Tuesday).  My Kinsman Nathaniel Parkman[1] accompany’d by Daniel Hastings came to See me.  My Son Thomas also came home to See us.  They all lodg’d here; and their Horses are all kept here.  N.B. A Most Shocking Account of Mr. William Williams[2] of Weston.  And hear of Sudden Deaths from Day to Day.

[1]Parkman’s nephew, the son of William Parkman of Boston.

[2]Williams was accused of “heinous miscarriages,” and a church council of Oct. 24, 1750, which dismissed him, found him guilty of “gross Lasciviousness in Diverse instances.”  Sibley, V, 297-298.