May 18, 1776

1776 May 18 (Saturday).  Though it looked like Rain, I sat out on a Journey to Mr. Frost of Mill-River, to see whether he would take my son Elias to instruct and board him.  It proved a rainy Day.  I called at Mr. John Tafts and was kindly entertained.  Dined at Mr. Frosts, and he consented to take him, at a Dollar per Week.  Young Mr. Frost consents to preach for me sabbath after Election.  I returned by Mr. John Chamberlains at Hopkinton who kindly refreshed me.  N.B. he gave me account of a late Mob which arose at Holliston etc. to defend two men from Constable and Sheriff.  Arrived at home seasonably and Comfortably.  Thanks to God for His Goodness and Protection!