August 17, 1773

1773 August 17 (Tuesday).  They Set out for Boston.  I rode (though not well) to Ministers Meeting at Marlborough.  Dine at Mr. Smiths.  Our Association was only of the following, viz. Mr. Stone, Mr. Smith, Mr. Goss, Mr. Bridge and Mr. Whitney, besides me.  Our Chief Business (besides praying together) was Bolton Affair.  Mr. Goss read the Result of the late Council at his House.  The Association voted to desire me as Moderator to write to Rev. Adams of Roxbury, the Scribe, to forward its being printed.[1]  This I did accordingly whilst I was there.  N.B. I received of Mr. Goss and paid for three more (having had of Mr. Whitney three already) of Mr. Adams of Lunenbourg’s Answer to the Neighbour.[2]  In returning home, visited Mrs. Brigham (widow of the late Capt. Ephraim).  Arrived safely.  D.G.

[1]The Result of an Ecclesiastical Council, Convened at Bolton, August 3, 1773, at the Desire of the Pastor and Church of Christ in that Town (Boston, 1773).  Evans 12,686.

[2]Zabdiel Adams (1739-1801), An Answer to a Pamphlet Lately Published, (Under the Signature of a Neighbour), Intitled, “A Treatise on Church Government.” Wherein the Errors of This Anonymous Author’s Narrative of the Troubles and Transactions in the Church at Bolton Are Corrected (Boston, 1773).  Evans 12,6