1777 April 23 (Wednesday). Mr. Thomas Adams from Medfield — dined; changed a Book or two — and returned. Breck and Suse from Boston. Squire Baker here, acquaints me with the dangerous state of his Daughter Sarah at the Hospital. Master Crosby brings me from his Mother, Secretary Moretons Memorial, to read.
Nathaniel Morton (1613-1685), New-England’s memorial: or, A brief relation of the most memorable and remarkable passages of the providence of God, manifested to the planters of New-England in America; with special reference to the first colony thereof, called New-Plymouth. As also a nomination of divers of the most eminent instruments deceased, both of church and common wealth, improved in the first beginning and after progress of sundry of the respective jurisdictions in those parts: in reference unto sundry exemplary passages of their lives, and the time of their death. Published for the use and benefit of present and future generations (Newport: S. Southwick., 1772; Evans 12469). Two earlier American editions appeared in 1721.