1754 April 17 (Wednesday). Mr. Martyn and Mr. Smith came to Association. Mr. Davis preach’d on 1 Cor. 16.13. We went in a Body to see Colonel Ward, at his request, he being in a low State of Health. I pray’d with him. His Daughter also ill. Mr. Millen my Company home, but he goes to Hopkinton. Mr. John Child and his Lad and Dr. Jenison lodge. I Sent my Mare to Captain Bakers and Dr. Jenisons to Deacon Newtons.
Justice Nahum Ward of Shrewsbury died a few weeks later, May 7, 1754.
The Reverend John Mellen of Sterling.
William Jennison, who did not have a college education, studied medicine with Dr. Stanton Prentice of Lancaster. He began to practice medicine in Mendon in May, 1753, but “afterwards engaged in trade.” Bond, Watertown, II, 802.