August 15, 1777

1777 August 15 (Friday).  In the Morning visited and [torn] Hearing that


[Note: Rest of page is torn and illegible.]


[Note: Shipton cites diary for August 19, 1777, for a meeting of the Marlborough Association at which it was decided to boycott the Marlborough pulpit until the town took steps to protect its minister.  On July 29 guns had been fired into Smith’s room, presumably to protest his criticism of the Whigs.]