February 5, 1778

1778 February 5 (Thursday).  Mr. Badcock here at Breakfast and Dinner but tarried at Deacon Woods at Night.  In the forenoon a Number of Singers were here, with Mr. Badcock and desire me to meet with them tomorrow in the Meeting House, to pray and preach to them.  They Sing here till noon.  Mr. Badcock and Mr. Batherick dine here.  I Consent to go to the Meeting House tomorrow.  Their Motive is to try their Skill in singing [thirc?] and with Reading the Line, which they hadn’t been used to.  Mr. Badcock came not at night.