May 17, 1744

1744 May 17 (Thursday).  Mr. Barrett came from Grafton and acquainted me with what the Council had done there.  N.B. but 3 Churches met — and they adjourn’d to August next, advising the aggrieved Brethren there to make fresh application to the Church to join with them in calling a Council mutually, which if they would not do, to add six churchs more to themselves to form another Council.  Mr. Barrett din’d with me and Spent several Hours afternoon — walk’d to the great Pond etc.  He tells me the separations in Hopkinton increase, and now both the Ruling Elders there are in Separation.