1781 November 6 (Tuesday). A more strict Training for shewing Arms etc. N.B. It was to have been private meeting to day at Deacon Hawes but it could not be attended, by reason of the Training. But towards Evening came Deacon Hawes, Messrs. Eli Whitney, and Joseph Harrington to ask me to procure Mr. Sanford of Medway to preach here. And after them came Capt. Morse and Capt. Fisher upon the Same Errand. I told them I did not know him, and must See and talk with him, before I could ask him. Capt. Fisher wrought himself into an immoderate Heat. May God forgive!