November 24, 1757

1757 November 24 (Thursday).  Fresh interruptions and Avocations by the Coming of Mr. Nathaniel Colbourn and Mr. Thomas Legget from Leominster with a Letter from Mr. John Rogers requesting Copys of what his opposing Brethren who called the late Council, had brought in against him.  I could not answer this Request.  If I would lend the Papers they would enter into Bonds of whatever Penalty to return them in safety but I could not comply — unless they would go only to Hopkinton and copy them this Evening So as to return ‘em tomorrow.  This they engaged — and having taken an Account of what they were which they desired; They (having dined with me) left me for Hopkinton.