1747 October 6 (Tuesday). Conceiving it somewhat probably that I may be call’d to give the Right Hand to Mr. Wellman tomorrow I took a little time to prepare a few Hints. Lieutenant Tainter here and cut a young Calf, and din’d here. Tells us that he heard at Watertown that Mr. Stearns of Lunenbourgh is Dead. Mr. Stone and his Delegates here in their way to Sutton, but I was not ready to go with them nor had I design’d to go so soon in the Day, my Circumstances being very pressing and difficult at this Time. Hir’d Thomas Rogers to help in picking Apples. Ebenezer got out 5 Barrells and a part of a Barrell at Mr. Hows Mill. One Barrell sold to Mr. Chamberlin and 1/2 Barrell I sent to old Mrs. Crouch, widow and Blind. 4 Barrells and Some Water Cyder, were put into the Cellar. Dr. Gott here p.m. Just at Evening (I suppose Sundown) I set out on my Journey alone. Reach’d to Captain Lelands, and lodg’d there. N.B. Mr. Isaac Glezon of Framingham there.
The Reverend David Stearns.