March 24, 1748

1748 March 24 (Thursday).  Lieutenant Tainter here — he acquainted me with the foolish and mischievious conduct of a number of young men on March Meeting night at his house (about 10 or 11 of them) he being gone on a journey at that time: and he wanted my advice.  I advised him to keep it as private as he could but to go and discourse with the youngsters themselves and with their parents.  I refused to know who they were till he should take these steps and if these steps were not successful it would then be time enough to expose them.