1778 July 11 (Saturday). A.M. came Mr. (Lawyer) Stearns and Mr. B. Bradshaw. Mr. Stearns informed me of the method taken by the late Jury of Matrons, etc. in the Examinations of the Pregnancy of the late Mrs. Spooner; and by his Account it was very indecent and cruel. [Illegible] dines. P.M. he goes to Marlborough to preach there — has engaged for a month.