1753 January 31 (Wednesday). After We din’d at home, my Wife and I rode to Mr. Clafflands and celebrated the Nuptials of Alpheus Newton and Elizabeth Clafflin, after which we had a plentifull Entertainment. The Weather fine and the Company pretty large — but we came away in the first of the Evening and Captain Benjamin Wood of Hopkinton waiting on the Bridegrooms Mother. Thus we finish this Month with much chearfullness and Joy but it becomes us to rejoice as though we rejoic’d not.
[The remainder of the diary for 1753 is not extant.]