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!