August 23, 1773

1773 August 23 (Monday).  The Town Met to See whether it will be agreeable to them to build a Steeple and have a Bell.  Several persons have Subscribed an hundred pound apiece old Tenor.  One (Mr. Seth Morse) 150.  Lieut. Baker 50 Dollars.  Capt. Maynard 100£.  But it did not obtain.  A great Majority against it.  My Daughter Hannah very poorly.  Dr. Hawes with her.  Mrs. Bass’s Maid (one Betty Thomas) came to help Sophy.  Read in Mr. Lorings Diary etc.