1752 May 4 (Monday). I din’d at Mr. Stone’s at Southborough. His Wife (who had newly lain in) was exceeding Weak and low. P.M. I attended the Funeral of Mr. Brewer at Framingham. A most Solemn Time! Mr. Barrett there also, and pray’d. N.B. Mr. Bridge gone to the Ordination of Mr. Haven at Portsmouth: and Mr. Stone to the Funeral of the Widow of old Mr. Daniel Newton. N.B. Whilst I was gone to Framingham Mr. Martyn came to our House and had 28 lbs of Sugar which I got for him at Mr. Ebenezer Rice’s at 22£ old Tenor per Hundred.
Matthew Bridge of Framingham.
Samuel Haven (Harvard 1749) had been reading theology with Ebenezer Parkman, keeping school and preaching in numerous pulpits in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He was ordained in the South Church of Portsmouth, May 6,1752. Sibley, XII, 382-392.