March 22, 1754

1754 March 22 (Friday).  Sent by Ebenezer to Mr. Whipple[1] Town Clerk Information of Mr. Smith and his Family being in my House — to be Communicated to the Select Men.  N.B. my Paper return’d because the Wife’s and Daughters Names were not inserted.  Mr. Hill of Sherbourn brought me a Letter from Mr. Morse[2] of Shrewsbury requesting a Contribution for the Relief of Mr. Asa Hill of Shrewsbury who was lately burnt out.  Mr. Stone’s son Nathaniel here and din’d with us.  At Eve I was with Deacon Newton, another of the selectman, and gave him a Paper which had the Names of Mr. Smiths Wife and Daughter but did not leave it.

[1]Francis Whipple.

[2]The Reverend Ebenezer Morse of Boylston.