February 19, 1751

1751 February 19 (Tuesday).  Wrote to my Kinsman Davis[1] and to Captain Charles Morris at Halifax.  P.M. I rode to Mr. Grouts to See his son Joseph who is still sick, and pray’d with him.  In every Conversation yesterday and to Day, with the Parishioners, endeavour to my utmost to promote peace and agreement, and to engage others to do what in them lies with those immediately concern’d, that the Contention may go no further.  Was at Esquire Bakers at Eve.  He is going into Connecticut with Mr. Shattuck Flax-trader — who is there, to sett out in the morning — wrote to Mr. Pierpoint.[2]  Solomon Baker[3] designing to go to Boston in the morning, Sent my Watch by him to Mr. Moses Peck by him to have a Glass fitted to it.  N.B. My son William this Day ten years old — he goes over to Mr. Benjamin Hows, and at Eve Ebenezer and Thomas go over there, and to my Grief tarry (all of them) too late.  P.M. Ebenezer thrashes Barley.

[1]Parkman’s niece, Lydia Tyley of Boston, married Robert Davis, June 9, 1748.

[2]James Pierpont, Jr., of New Haven.

[3]The son of Squire Edward Baker of Westborough.