1768 October 5 (Wednesday). Rev. Stiles prayed at opening the Council to day. We go on with the tedious Hearing. Mr. Buckminster Seemed to be too much of an Advocate. I gave him Some hint in the Assembly. At Eve he somewhat resented it — but Mr. Stiles gave him to understand that it was the mind of others, which I had delivered. He was afterwards Silent about it: and reformed. He was very instrumental afterwards in accomplishing a Coalition which was (We hope) Successfull. We dined to Day at Mr. Edwards’s. Lodged at the same House that I did before. Mr. Stiles and Dr. Morse of Sutton, entertaining in Conversation.