March 4, 1771

1771 March 4 (Monday).  Town-Meeting.  Messrs. Tainter and Wheelock came to me with the Towns Desire that I would go and pray with them.  I did so.  At Eve Mr. Tainter and Mr. Seth Morse here.  The former apprizing me that Mr. Ely was expected from Summers this week, and asks for my Consent to his preaching in the Meeting House, and Spake of his bringing him to see me.  I gave no consent; but told him I should not desire to see him here.