. Presumably Dr. Nahum Willard (1722–1792) and his wife, the former Elizabeth Townsend,
of Bolton. JA
boarded with the Willards at the cost of the town when he first kept the school in
Worcester (JA, Diary and Autobiography
). In 1758, probably at the time this letter was written, Crawford “taught the village
school, and boarded at Dr. Willard’s, 47½ weeks at 6 shillings a week’” (D. Hamilton
Hurd, History of Worcester County, Massachusetts,
Phila., 1889, 2:1554–1555).