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Protest have" ye particulars taken from the Cap" Journal, Sup'd and Lodged there that Night.
Septembr 30th. Being much Fatigued had no Inclination to Church. Stayd at Home Overhaw* my Papers &c. Dyn'd at Home with Several Gent" and Ladies, viz'. Mr. Hedges, Cap'. Stewart, and Cap1. Goelet, Mis' Betsey and Mis* Jenny Wendel, Miss Quincey,1 Mr. Wendell* and Famely, where made my home. After Dinner took a Walk withe Gent" to M", Grace's, Cap'. Steward* Lodgeing where Spent the Evening.
Octobr P. After Breakfast went to See about the Protest, had Ordered Satturday Night which was done. I then Gave the Cap'. Proper Orders what to do with the Ship, haveing First advised with Cap'. Wendell, who Provided a Store hous e. to Store Our Cargoe in, as would be Obliged to Bring Our Ship to the ways to Examine her Leakes &c. haveing an Invitation from the Gentlemen to Dine at Mr. Sheppard's, went Accordingly where was a Company of ab' 40 Gentlemen, after haveing Dined in a very Elegant manner upon Turtle &c. Drank about the Toasts, and Sang a Number of Songs, and where Exceeding Merry untill 3 a Clock in the Morning, from whence Went upon the rake, Going Past the Commons in Our way Home, Surprised a Comp5' Country Young Men and Women with a Violin at A Tavern Daneeing and makeing Merry, upon Our EntR the house they Young Women Fled, we took Posession of the Boom, havK the Fidler and the Young man with us with the keg of Sugard Dram, we where very Merry, from thence went to Mr. Jacob Wendells where we where Obliged to Drink Punch and Wine, and ab' 5 in the mornR made our Excit and to Bed.
October 2d. Had an Invitation to day to Go to a Turtle Frolick with a Comp* of Gent" and Ladies at M. Bichardsons in Cambridge, ab' 6 Miles from Towne. I accordingly waited on Miss Betty Wendell with a chaise, who was my Partner, the Companie Consisted of about 20 Couple Gent" and Ladies of the best Fashion in Boston, viz. the two Miss Phips, Lu' Gouernr Daughters, the Miss Childs, Miss Quinceys, Miss Wendells &c. Danced Several Minuits and Country Dances, and where very Merry about Dusk we all rode Home, and See our Partners safe, and Spent the Evening at Cap'. Maglachlins &c.
October 3d. Went on Board my Ship in the Stream, with Several Gent11 my Acquaint*, who where desirous to see the Ship, I Begald them with some Punch Wine and Choice Cornd Maekrell, went to Mr. Weatherheads at the Sign the Bunch Grapes in Kings street, just below the Towne House, Being noted for the Best Punch House in Boston, and Resorted to by most the Gent" Merch" and Masters Vessels, and where I spent the Evening with Several Gent" my Acquaintance.
October 4th. After Breakfast walkd to the South End the Towne, relahV ing some affairs the Ship, and Dined with 2 Country Esqr at Cap'. Wendells, after Dinner went downe to See the Ship how things went, and Spent the Even8 with some Gentlemen at Cap' Stewards Lodgeing.
October otb. After Breakfast went to see how they whent on with the Ship, And retd about 12 a Clock, and to Change, from thence to Weatherheads, with Several gentlemen" to drink Punch. Had an Invitation from Sev
1 Probably a daughter of Edmund Quincy. Ante, v. i. p. 71.
* For notices of the Wendell family, D ante, v. viii. p. 315, and v. xxli. p. 420; Smith's hist, of Pittefield, and Brewster's Rambles about Portsmouth.
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eral Brothers to Vissett the Masters Lodge, which is kept at Stones, in a Very Grand Manner. Mr. Oxnard1 who is Provincial Grand Master, Resided in the Chair, went from thence at 9 to sup with Mr. Chue, who had a Company Gent" to Spend the Evening with him, we had a Very Grand Supper, where Very merry and Broke up about 3 in the Morning.
October Gth. Went to the Ship, and from thence to w. Weatherheads, and to Change, had an Invitation to dine with Some Gentlemen at Mr. Richardson's in Cambridge, we where ab' 15 or 10 of us in Company, all Rhode out, in Chairs. Drank Plentifully Toasted the Ladies Singing &c. ab' Dusk the Evening returned to Boston, and Spent the Evening at Cap' McGlaughlin's with some Ladies at Cards.
October 7th. Young Mr. Tho Leechmore waited of me, and invited me to dine with him at his Father's Mr. Leachmore" Surveyor General of America, which I promis'd to do. Agreeable thereto Mr. Abraham Wendell who being also Invited We Went to Geather, where very Kindly Received, and Introduced into the Company, where where Several Ladies viz'. Mis" Leachmores, the three Miss Phips, Mis Lucie, Peggy and Beckie, Mis" Brownes &C. &C. &C. after dinner were Very Merry, Past the Evening with some Friends at Cap'. Stewarts Lodgeing.
October 8,h. In the morning went to the Ship to see how the workmen went on and what was wanting, went to the Several Tradesmen &c at 11 went to Weatherheads, from thence to Change, Dynd with Some Friends at Cap" Lodgeing, from thence went to Cap'. Wendell's, where they had not done Dinner sat down with them to a Desart Sundy. Fruit &e. and Drank Glass wine and Spent the Evening with ab' 20 Worthy Gent" at Weather Heads have" Contracted a Large Acquaintance, was not at a Loss for Comp7 as long as there, which made my Detaim' there Very agreeable.
October 0th. Went to the Ship and haveing Orderd the Needfull, from thence to Weatherhead and to Change, from thence home, where found Mes" John and Abra"1 Wendell Waiting for me to Go and Dine with Mr. Edmund Quincey, which we did where Dynd also Miss Tenny3 Wendell, and Miss Betsey DeBuke, with the Family, M". Quinceys and her two Daughters, after Dinner Playd Several Tunes upon the Harpsichord, and Miss Quincey's did the Like, Mr. Chief Deputy Collector, invited me to go to the Consort of which he was a Member, I went accordingly, the performance was as well as Could be Expected, it Consisted of One Indifrent, Small Oargon, One Base Violin, One German Flute, and Four Small Violins, spent remain* the Even" with Cap'. Maxwill.
October 10"'. After Breakfast went Mr. Abraham Wendell to South End, to Markett,4 Bong' Several Nessasaries for the Ship, from thence to Weatherheads1 and to Change, went withM'. Wendell Agreeable to Invitation to Dine with Mr. Bayard, where Dynd also Mr. Bohen, A Gentlem"
1 Thomas Oxnard. For an account of his family, see Willis's History of Portland.
2 Thomas I^chmorc died in Boston, June 4, 1765. His wife, a daughter of Waitstill Winthrop, died Nov. 22, 1740.—Drake's Hist, and Antiqs. of Boston.
3 This name is plainly written Tenny, but Jenny may be meant. If Tenny is the true reading of the MS. it may have been meant for Tennis, the Christian name of her maternal grandfather—Tennis Dekey.
4 Three market-places were established in Boston in 1734, after much opposition. The one referred to in the text was situated on Orange street—now a part of Washington st.— opposite the dwelling house of Thomas Downc. Mr. Drake gives some interesting facts regarding the early history of markets in Boston.
Probably few cities of the same wealth and population have so poor market accommodations as has Boston.
5 He kept, at this time, the " Bunch-of-Grapcs," a tavern in King's St., "just below the town-houso."
that Courted his Daughter then, and was married the Proceeding Night, after Dinner Mr.*Bayard and Mr. Soloman Davis, Accompanied us to the Commons, to See the Militia Drawn up, from thence went to Mr. Stones, where the Lodge was held and Parson Brockwell1 Presided in the Chair, and Mr. William Coffin2 Merck' in Boston his Deputy, from thence to Cap'. "Wendells where was a Large Comp7 Gent" Drinking Toast and Singing Songs, the Comp7 Broke up ab' 3 in the Morning.
October 11th. After Breakfast, went with Mr. Nat Cunningham to the Commons to See the Training, which consisted of Twelve Comp-v* Foot and three Comp7" Horse from thence they March'd into Kings Street, Exercised their Horse and Foot, Fireing Several Vollies, we went in the Towne House Faceing the Street (and in the Council Chamber where was the President Govern' and Councill from thence to Cap'. Wendell's Intertainm' where Dynd &c.
October 12th. After Breakfast went to the Ship, haveing Given my proper Orders for the Needfull, wento Weatkerheads and to Change and Dined at home, after Dinner W. Jacob and Abm Wendell and Self went to the North End to See some thing* &c, and Spent the Evening to Geather at Home w'b the Ladies at Whist.
October 13th. Haveing Breakfast3, we Prepaird for a Rhide, the chairs where Got Ready, Mr. Abm Wendell went on Horse back and Miss Bety Debuke and Mr. M'Glaughlin and Spouse and Self went in Chairs, wee passed trough Milton which is a Prety Pleasent Country Town, and arived at Scroten3 another Pleasant Country Town where have a Prety Prospects Dynd at Mr. Glovers a Publicans, its about 10 Miles from Boston, from thence, at the Request of Mr. Edmund Quincy, halted at his Country Seat at Milton; The Country House is a Neat Brick Building, and Finely Accomodated for Comp7 with a Fine Hall and Large Rooms, about Ten Yards from the House is a Beautifull, Cannal, which is Supply'd by a brook, which is well Stockt with Fine Silver Eels, we Caught a fine Parcell and Carried them Home and had them drest for Supper, the House has a Beautyfull Pleasure Garden Adjoyning it, and On the Back Part the Building is a Beautyfull Orchard with fine fruit Trees, &c. Returnd Home in the Evening &c
October 14th. Being Sunday Drcsd my Self and went wlh Mr. Abrahm Wendell To Parson Coopers4 Meeting, but he being at Rhode Island, Parson Abot officiated for him, his Text on the Psalms (O y' of Little Faith), a very Good Discourse, Dynd at Cap'. Wendells and in the, Afternoon, went to Trinity Church, and was Introduced by Mr. Coffin into his Piew, the Parson Mr. Hooper Gave us an Excellent Discourse, on the follow8 text (the Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom). ■ This Build is very Plain without, with Large Sash Windows, But within Verry Neat and Comodius, the Architect Modren, with a Very Neat Little Oargan Pretily Embelished, this Church havg no Steeple Looks more Like a Prespetarian Meeting House.
October 15lh. After Breakfast went down to the Ship, She being upon the ways, went to See her Graved, from thence went to Weatherheads and to Change, where had Several Invitations from Gent" to Dine, desired to
1 Rev. Charles Brockwell, assistant of Rev. Dr. Carter, the rector of King's Chape?. He died in 1755.
* He kept the "Bnnch-of-Grapcs" as early as 1731. 3 Stoughton, formerly a part of Dorchester.
* Rev. Samuel Cooper, D.D., third pastor of Brattlo St. Church.—Lothrop's Ifiirf. of Bratlle Street Church.
be Excused, as was Obliged to be downe again at the Ship directly after Dinner, Dynd at Capt. Wendells and Spent the Evening there with Some Frinds.
October 16th. This Morning was Imploied most my time at the Ship' Bussiness Order" what was to be done &c. from thence went to weather- heads and to Change, Dyn'd at Cap'. Wendells with Several Gentn and Ladies, After Dinner Borrowd Mr. Jacob Wendells Horse, and with Some of our Company Rode Round the Square, which is abl a mile and half from Boston, and a Mile Round, Stop'd at the Sign the Grey Hound, Mr. Jarvis in Graten,1 drank some Choice Punch and Returnd in the Evening, being heighly delighted with Our Ride, being Exceeding pleasant, Spent the Evening with Mr. Guiliam Heylegher A Merch' from St. Eustatius at his Lodgeings At Mr. Graces with Cap1. Stewart my Brother &c.
October 17th. The Morning was most my time Employ'd at the Ship from thence to the Tradesmen to hurrey them On with the work, from thence to Change haveing a Invitation from Mr. Sam1 Hughes to dine, but was Engaged to Dine with Mr. Jacob Wendell, with Several Gentlemen after dinner took a walk downe to the Ship and passd the Event' in writ8 Letters Pr Post.
October 18th. Employed the Mornuig in the Buisiness of the Ship. Haveing a invitation from Mr. Josiah Quincey to dine with him, as usual went to Mr. Weatherheads and to Change with MesTM Wendells where, see Mr. Quincey, who took me with him to his House, where we Dined with Several Gent" and Ladies, After dinner Past the time Very Agreeable being very Merry upon Various Subjects untill ab* 4 a Clock and half an Hour after Six Mr. Quincey Waited on me according to Appointed to go to the Assembly, He being Steward or Master of Ceremonies, a Worthy Polite Genteele Gentlemen, The Assembly Consisted of 50 Gent" and Ladies and those the Best Fashion in Town Broke up ab' 12 and went home.
From Boston To Salem.
October 19th. While at Breakfast Mr. Nath1 Cunningham waited on me at Cap'. Wend". Agreeable to Promise and Furnishd me with a Horse to go to Salem, being Very desirous to see the Country. Sett out ab' 10 a Clock from Cap'. Wendells and Rode trough the North End the Towne and Crostd Charles Town Ferry which is ab' J mile Over its a Pleasant Little towne directly Opposite the North End of Boston and is Pleasently Situated Consist8 of ab' 200 Houses' and where the Bostoneers Build many Vessels, it is the Chief Ferry from Boston Leading to the Main Country Back ab' 2 Miles from thence we Crost Penny Ferry which is better then k mile over, being the Neighost way to Salem. From this to Mr. Wards is about 8 Miles, and is ab' a mile this Side of Lyn which is a Small Country Towne of abt 200 Houses,3 very Pleasently Situated, and affords a Beautifull Rural Prospect we Came to Mr. Wards about One A Clock, and dynd upon Fryd Codd from this place is about 7 miles to Salem, after Dinner haveing Refreshd Our Selves with a Glass wine Sett out on our Journey trough a Barren Hockey Country which afforded us not the Least Prospect of any thing but
1 Graten (elsewhere in the text called Groton) was the name of a precinct in Roxbury. Hero stood (1750) the "Grey Hound," a well known tavern, and a favorite resort of the Sons of Liberty, a few years later.
* Charlestown had (May 1, 1868) 3817 dwelling houses, and about 28,000 inhabitants.
3 Lynn had (May 1, 1868) 3567 dwelling houses, and about 25,000 inhabitants—chief occupation, shoe-manufacture.
a Desart Country abounding with Loffty Cragged Rocks a Fine Pastering Ground only for* their Sheep, the Rhoads are Exceeding Stony and the Country but thinly Peopled.
October 10th. Arived at Salem abl 3 R Clock put up our Horses at the Wid° Prats from whence went to See Coll1. William Browne1 where drank Tea with his Spouse, after which Mr. Browne was so Good as to Accomodate us with a Walk round the Towne Shewing us the wharfs warehouses &c. went up in the Steeple of the Church, from whence had a Fine View of the Town Harbour &c, which is Beautyfully Situated From which have a View of Mr. Browne's Country Seat which is Situated on a Heigh Hill ab' G Miles Eastward of Salem Spent the Evening at his House where Joynd in Company by Parson Appleton* and Miss Hetty his daughter from Cambridge they Being Acquaintence of Mr. and M. Browne we Supd togeather and after that where Very merry, at Whist &c
October 20lh. Lodg'd at Mr. Brownes after Breakfast Saunterd round the Towne marking Our Observations on the build" &c. Dynd at his House after Dinner had a Good Deal Conversation with him upon Various Subjects he being a Gent" of Excellent Parts well Adversed in Leaturate a good Scholar a Great Vertuosa and Lover of the Liberal Arts and Sciences haveing an Extroardenary Library of Books of the Best Ancient and Modern Authors about 3 a Clock we Sett out in his Coach for his Country Seat rideing trough a Pleasent Country and fine Rhoads we arrived there at 4 a Clock the Situation is very Airy Being upon a Heigh Hill which Over Looks the Country all Round and affords a Pleasent Rural Prospect of a Fine Country with fine woods and Lawns with Brooks water running trough them, you have also a Prospect of the Sea on one Part and On another A Mountain 80 Miles distant The House is Built in the Form of a Long Square, with Wings at Each End and is about 80 Foot Long, in the middle is a Grand Hall Surrounded above by a Fine Gallery with Neat turned Bannester and the Cealing of the Hall Representing a Large doom Designd for an Assembly or Ball Room, the Gallery for the Mucisians &c the Building has Four Doors Fronting the N. E. S. & W. Standing in the middle the Great Hall you have a Full View of the Country from the Four Dores at the Ends of the Buildings is 2 upper and 2 Lower Rooms with neat Stair Cases Leadeing to them in One the Lower Rooms is his Library and Studdy well Stockd with a Noble Collection of Books, the others are all unfurnish'd as yet Nor is the Building yet Compleat wants a Considerable workman Ship to Compleat it, so as the Design is But Since the Loss of his first wife who was Govemour; Burnetts Daughter of New York by whome he has yet 2 Little Daughters Liveing, the Loss of her he took much to heart as he.was doateingly fond of her Being a Charming Ladie when married. But he is now determind to Compleat it we drank a Glass wine haveing Feasted our Eyes with the Prospect of the Country Returnd to his House where Sup'd and Past the Evening Vastly Agreeable being a Very mery Facitious Gentlemen, went to bed Intend* to proceed to Marble head Next Morning.
October 21". Haveing Got our Horses ready, after Breakfast took our leave" of Mr. Browne and Spouse. Before proceed shall Give a Small
1 Col. Brown was, at one time, a conspicuous character in Salem. He probably married the daughter of Gov. Burnet while the latter resided in Mass. His son,'Col. William Brown, wa* a prominent loyalist.—Felt's Annals of Salem; Pickering's Life of Timothy Pickering; Saiiine's Am. Loyalists.
1 Bev. Nathaniel Appleton, D.D.