1776 April 8 (Monday). An extraordinary Military Meeting of the people to choose Militia-Officers for this Town. Mr. David Maynard and Mr. Seth Morse came in and gave me Account. N.B. Neighbour Wheelock (I’m informed) is Major; and Cornet Brigham is made a Lieut. Coll. and these Preside at the Meeting. Capt. Golding of Grafton is made Chief Col. and Capt. Job Cushing another Major.