April 16, 1776

1776 April 16 (Tuesday).  Dr. Elliot prosecutes his Journey.  He is going to Fairfield to his Wife and Children.  I rode with him in my Way to Northborough, Ministers Meeting to Day at Mr. Whitneys.  There were present, of the Association, only Mr. Goss and Mr. Newell; but Mr. Morse of Shrewsbury was with us.  I think he said Nothing of his own Affairs.  I was chose Moderator and prayed.  We heard somewhat of Mr. Goss’s present Circumstances.  He intimates that Mr. Walleys Party grow cool, and that some of them attend his Meeting.  In returning home I called at Capt. Maynards to see Mrs. Amsden, but She was so weak She could say nothing to me.  I prayed with her.  I wrote to Mr. Stone to come and preach my Lecture.  Mr. Bradshaw here.  He is come, from Boston, and from his Father’s at Stoughtonham; and lodges with us.