Last Thurdsday Night, at Cranch’s Wedding, Dr. Tufts, in the Room where the Gentlemen were, said We used to have on these Occasions, some good Matrimonial stories, to raise our spirits.1 The 232story of B. Bicknal’s Wife is a very clever one. She said, when she was married she was very anxious, she feared, she trembled, she could not go to Bed. But she recollected she had put her Hand to the Plow and could not look back, so she mustered up her Spirits, committed her soul to G
P.2 told a story of Elisha Marsh No. 2. when he was first married.
Richard Cranch married Mary Smith 25 Nov. 1762.
This could be either Robert Treat Paine or, less likely, Joseph Palmer.