1768 January 25 (Monday). Deacon Wood provided me an Horse which I rather chose to ride than my own Beast — told me (as Squire Whipple had done) that both the Partys in the Contention at North Shrewsbury desired I would not fail to attend the Council there and came with the Horse for me to go. I therefore went, though a storm of Snow. Having waited as long as we could for Deacon Bond, the other Delegate, we stopped for him also at Lt. Bowkers. Proceeded to Rev. Mr. Morse’s. Thence we proceeded to Mr. Ezra Beemans where the Churches by the Pastors and Delegates, all met, except Deacon Bond, this Evening and safely, through the Goodness of God to us.