April 8, 1776

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.