October 1, 1774

1774 October 1 (Saturday).  Lieutenant Baker informs me that the Governor has by Proclamation forbid the meeting of the (appointed) General Assembly.  Mr. Moses Nurse has informed me of what he himself saw done at Mr. Joseph Scotts on the Twin Dock, Boston, that is, the breaking the Lock of Scotts Cellar Door, by men from the ships, and carrying off Cohorns and Iron Balls, or shott — which tis said Scott has Secretly Sold to the Officers, for which the People are highly enrag’d.  P.M. I rode to Mendon.  On my Way, called at Rev. Mr. Fish’s.  My Disgust with him was not sufficient to prevent this.  Met Mr. Willard going to preach for me at Westborough.  I lodged at Mr. Willards.