February 25, 1754

1754 February 25 (Monday).  Roger Bruce work’d here p.m. in Clearing.  Mr. Abraham Smith came p.m. and his Father with him.  They Spent the Eve here, and then return’d to lodge at t’other House.  Dr. David Barns,[1] Schoolmaster came and lodg’d here.

[1](Harvard 1752).  Barnes was ordained later this year at Norwell (Second Church in Scituate).  Hudson, Marlborough, p. 317.  In Nov. 1753, Westborough was presented at the Court of General Sessions in Worcester for not having maintained a school for over a year.  Feb. 5, I754, the Westborough selectmen testified before the court that a school master had been hired.  The town was dismissed after “paying costs.”