August 29, 1774

1774 August 29 (Monday).  Mr. Morse came here in the Morning, full of Earnestness, and lays before me the great Disquietment in Town by Reason of my not Signing something or other, if it were a Draught of my own etc.  Rather than have such a Hubbub and uproar, I Conceived it to be my duty to Sign what I carryed to the meeting House on the 1st instant. Covering and directing it to Deacon Bond Town Clerk.  P.M. Mr. Morse’s Training.  Prayed with the Company.  Returned home. Capt. Jonas Brigham here, and very fierce about our Rulers.  N.B. Messrs. Caleb and Levi Wilder dined here.  Miss Suse still with us.  Mr. Webb, Mrs. Spring etc. drink Coffee with us.  N.B. Accounts from different parts, esp. from Salem, Medford, Roxbury — that the people are resolved to have Town Meetings according to the old Method.