May 14, 1744

1744 May 14 (Monday).  I accompany’d my Brother to the Borders of Hopkinton, and in returning I visited old Mr. Rice who lyes very weak and low.  Town Meeting to see whether the Town will choose a Committee to make Reply to the Petition lately put in to the General Court to divide the Town.  The Town voted to do so and chose Captain Warrin, Captain Maynard and Mr. Francis Whipple their Committee for that purpose.  Reverend Mr. Warham Williams of Waltham here, with Delegates going up to a Council at Grafton chose by agriev’d Brethren there — viz. Aaron Hardy, Simon Tainter, etc.  At Eve Simon Tainter here to desire me to go up tomorrow, or draw up what I had to say about Wheeler, and about Mr. Prentice’s being dismiss’d from the Association.  But I could not gratify them with either, for  1.) my wife designs to go to Boston tomorrow.  2.) There is no Time to apprize Mr. Prentice of it.  3.) I have not time to look up my papers and prepare.