February 25, 1756

1756 February 25 (Wednesday).  Sharp Cold Morning but I prosecuted my Journey, to Mr. Woodwards of Weston and obtained a promise of him to go on Thursday to the Assistance of Mr. Stone.  Dined at Mr. Cushings, but without him.  At Newtown took Capt. Thomas Prentice with me to Mr. John Rogers’s to talk with him about his taking my son William Apprentice and to teach him the Smiths and Clock-Makers Business.  N.B. Capt. Prentice’s wife Sick.  At Boston put up at Proctors; and lodged at my Brother Parkmans.  The Coldest night of a long time.  One James Allen, a French man, who has been burnt out, at Hopkinton, was with me at Framingham, to desire the Charity of our Congregation.