1744 November 16 (Friday). Mrs. Thankfull Rice here. P.M. Mrs. Townsend (Joshua’s wife) here, much concern’d about her Spiritual State etc. Towards Eve came Deacon Burnap and one of his Sons — of whom I enquir’d concerning their great Divisions and Contentions in Hopkinton.
Mrs. Josiah Rice.
Benjamin Burnap, Sr., Manual of the First Congregational Church in Hopkinton(Boston, 1881), 42.