1781 October 24 (Wednesday). I returned home. In my way, called to take leave of Mrs. Gardner, and called at Mr. Micah Newtons at Marlborough. I dined at Col. Blackneys, but the Colonel not at home. Borrowed of his Mother the Alcoran and of his Sister Tomson’s Life and Seasons. When I got home was informed that Mr. Fitch of Hopkinton was here yesterday, and that it was Supposed that a Council met then at Mr. Daniel Adams’s. That Mr. Prentice of Holliston, Mr. Haven of Dedham and Mr. Brown of Sherbourn, were there. My son Ebenezer was here also, having come yesterday under some very peculiar Difficulty, by reason of his being bound to divers Creditors for his son Bradshaw deceased: and was in danger of being sued.