March 21, 1754

1754 March 21 (Thursday).  Esquire Baker came here kindly to tell me that he heard Smiths Land in Brookfield was under an attachment and that there were several Executions out against him.  Catechiz’d at the Meeting House, a. and p.m.  N.B. I have the Congregation a quickening Word last Lords Day to send their Children.  And a.m. I had 51 Boys.  P.M. it snow’d yet 23 Girls.  Mr. [blank] Park of Sutton din’d here.  Lieutenant Tainter and a Number besides with their Teams brought a great Stone for the principal step at the Front of the Meeting House.  My wife but poorly — may God fit us for His Will!  At Eve Mr. Ebenezer Rice here.  I wrote a Line to Mr. Abraham Smith to apprize him that I must be oblig’d to tell the Select Men of his Coming.