1750 September 20 (Thursday). Waited on my Brother and Mr. Holland as far as Marlborough. Din’d at justice Brighams. In returning call’d to see Eliphalet Adams and his wife, and at divers of their near Neighbours — having heard that Said Adams was to have a Separate-preacher to be at his House on Some Date appoint’d and preach there. I therefore warn’d and Caution’d them against so great Evil; and found them ready to Comply (verbally) with my Counsel: and Adams assur’d me there was not a direct appointment though something had been Said to one Joseph Ward, late of Marlborough about Mr. Hovey of Mill River his coming, but now promis’d me he Should not come. At Night very Cold. My son Thomas came up from Concord.
Charles Brigham of Marlborough was a Justice of the Peace.
Samuel Hovey, an uneducated preacher, was ordained minister of the Baptist Church in the Mill River precinct of Mendon in 1749.