May 27, 1756

1756 May 27 (Thursday).  N.B. Visited my Kinsman Winter lame and confined to his Chamber.  I went to the Convention.  Were more amicable than Yesterday.  The principal affair was a Complaint from a Number of agrieved [sic] Brethren in the 2d Church in Falmouth (or Perpuduck) against the Churchs proceedings in settling Mr. Ephraim Clark their Minister.  An unanimous Vote passed to testify against such Disorders as we hear have been there.  Elected Mr. Perkins of Bridgewater to preach to the Convention next after Mr. Rand.  Mr. Abbot of Charlestown preached to Day, on Act. 20.21.  The Contribution was smaller than usual — being but 250£ old Tenor or a little above.  I dined at Mr. Pembertons, where were Messrs. Byles, Conant, Auchmuty, Carns and young Mr. Byles.  P.M. at my Kinsman Olivers.  Returned to the North End, and at Mr. John Brecks had some fresh Debate concerning Mr. Ephraim Clark at Perpuduck.  Mrs. Breck presented me with one of his Sermons.  N.B. Lodged at my Brother Parkman’s.