May 19, 1772

1772 May 19 (Tuesday).  Elias, my Grandson, goes home to his Father very Contrary to my Expectation, but his Father is unable to go on with his Business and Sends for him.  Mrs. P________ and my Daughter Moore rode to Capt. Maynards.  Mr. Bradshaw rode to Worcester and returned.  I am reading a well writ Piece in defence of Immersion in baptizing, and of Antipoedo baptism.  It was brought me by Master Taylor, with the Desire of Ensign Fay to read it: he wants my Thoughts of it.  Nigh Night the Sheriff Baldwin of Shrewsbury, accompanyed by Mr. Phinehas Gleason, came to desire me in the Name of Judge Artemas Ward to go up to Deacon Woods to give Certificat of the Marriage of Joseph Rice and Eunice Harrington.  I went, gave it, and took Oath to it.  Squire Whipple was also there.  Mr. Joseph Rice also.  It was further desired, and insisted for, that I would let them See Mrs. Rice’s Confession which she offered the Church.  This I found my self obliged to do.  And a Copy of it was required.