December 4, 1750

1750 December 4 (Tuesday).  My Wife and I rode p.m. to Mr. Martyn’s.  Mr. Martyn was gone to the Funeral of a Child of John Oakes, and return’d not till Eve: but we found there Revd. Mr. Trowbridge[1] of Groton, Rev. Mr. Goss and his wife, Mr. Caleb Richardson[2] and Mr. Marritt[3] of Cambridge.  We tarried till the moon was up and Supp’d there.  N.B. the Story of Mr. Benjamin Lawrence was true but in part.  This Eve the select men of this Town meet in order to Relieve the Boy, as they were the Guardians of the Child and had bound him out to Mr. Lawrence.

[1]The Reverend Caleb Trowbridge.

[2]The son of Joseph Richardson, Jr., of West Newbury.

[3]Amos Marrett was a man of considerable wealth.  Paige, Cambridge, p. 604.