1769 September 6 (Wednesday). Sat out from Mr. Palmers and got to Taunton unhappily at a Time when the great Bridge was taken up, and was obliged to go ‘round by the Ware-Bridge. But had been kindly received and entertained by Robert Luscomb Esq. Was also generously entertained at [blank] Dean’s, Taverner, where Oated and dined (gratis). Stopped a While at Mr. Turners, minister of Middleborough and Taunton-Precinct. Missed my Road and go by Mr. Thomas Wests Meeting House. Go to See him. Arrive at Mr. Moore’s after sun setting. Find that my Daughter had been delivered on Aug. 29 about half after nine a.m. Was baptized Sept. 3, Susanna-Parkman. The Mother and Child in great Comfort. Blessed be God therefor! [blot] Mrs. P______ was not there at my first arrival: Mr. Moore and She had gone the Day before to Sandwich to visit her Kinsman Williams. After a while they came in; and it was matter of Praise to God that we have this Opportunity to rejoice together. D.G. Plurim.