March 19, 1754

1754 March 19 (Tuesday).  Mr. Smith to Boston to see what Mr. Boardman will do.  Wrote to my Brother Samuel to assist me; that I may not be deceiv’d.  Desir’d Lieutenant Maynard to receive from my Brother an Account of their Proceedings.  Din’d at Mr. Amsdens.  Mr. Abijah Gale gives me Dimensions for a Leanto.  Visited Mrs. Twitchell after the Death of her Mother.  Return’d by t’other House.  Mrs. Smith very dull — though neighbours come to see her yet she removes into another room and shuts the Door that she may be alone.  I went in to take leave of her, and found her under Discouragement.  Lieutenant Tainter brought saw’d stuff for Barn Doors.  N.B. much Noise about Abner Rice and his Brother in Law Moses Pannell being apprehended, and one Newton likewise.  All brought before Colonel Chandler,[1] for making money — and are committed to Jayl.

[1]John Chandler of Worcester.