November 16, 1744

1744 November 16 (Friday).  Mrs. Thankfull Rice[1] here.  P.M. Mrs. Townsend (Joshua’s wife) here, much concern’d about her Spiritual State etc.  Towards Eve came Deacon Burnap[2] and one of his Sons — of whom I enquir’d concerning their great Divisions and Contentions in Hopkinton.

[1]Mrs. Josiah Rice.

[2]Benjamin Burnap, Sr., Manual of the First Congregational Church in Hopkinton(Boston, 1881), 42.