May 22, 1744

1744 May 22 (Tuesday).  I rode to Marlborough to Mr. Tainters[1] and Madam Woods,[2] and proceeded to Mr. Stones at Southborough where I din’d, and thence to Hopkinton.  On the Road to Major Jones’s met Mr. Barrett and the Committee from the General Court to look into the affair of Malden Farm lying in Shrewsbury and Worcester.  Had some opportunity to Confer with them upon the affair of the Petition of our Northside, particularly with Mr. Foxcroft,[3] Captain Watts, Dr. Hale,[4] etc.  When I came home Mr. Ebenezer Chamberlain was here with Mrs. Rebecca Cotton of Newton.  N.B. Thomas gone to Worcester the Morning.

[1]Deacon Joseph Tainter.

[2]Widow of Benjamin Woods.

[3]Rev. Thomas Foxcroft of Boston

[4]Nathan Hale was a physician of Newbury.