February 28, 1761

1761 February 28 (Saturday).  Deacon Tainter dined here, and gave me an Account of the Occasion and manner of his coming with Mr. Warrin and Hardy, on the 26.  For although they were so disturbed, yet they would not have come here (that he knows of) except he had insisted upon’t and come with them.  Yet they would talk at the Smith’s (Beeton’s) Shop.  Which Custom of many persons, I am greatly troubled for.  I acquainted the Deacon with Mr. Samuel Fays having been here, and how we had give Hands.  This the Deacon was glad of, but was of Opinion that Mr. Fay Should make satisfaction to the Church, and ought to manifest a Christian Spirit, before he Should be admitted again to Special Ordinances.