1760 March 6 (Thursday). I walked over to t’other House. Began to admonish Mrs. Rice for her Intemperance — but she was presently in an Huff and left Me. Her Husband confirmed the Fact — and was afraid She would not take Reproof as She ought to. I rode down to Southborough. Dined at Mr. Stones. N.B. Southborough people in yet hotter Contests. The Disaffected increase by reason of Militia-Affairs going on Contrary to some who expected Commissions. They will have a Council. Poor Mr. Stone much to be pityed. May God Himself direct and support him and his! Hear a good Character of Mr. Hananiah Parker. Visit Mrs. Gourdeau. She Shews me a Number of Letters and other writings which she had by her, from Quebec and Louisbourg. I receive of her my French New Testament but don’t discern it has made any impression on her. N.B. In returning, had Some Discourse with Lt. Brigham about their Contention — but ‘twas Vain. Capt. Wood winnowed 7 1/2 Bushels of Rye for me.