August 12, 1723

1723 August 12 (Monday).  Lieutenant Rice[1] call’d to See me to Day.  I went over to Mr. Grays.  At Night Sundry Men of the Town, viz. Lieutenant Rice and his Brother James, The Two Deacons, viz. Haywood and Mores,[2] Mr. Flagg and Mr. Joseph Dana together with my Landlord, Lieutenant Lee (just return’d from Boston) treated with me about Settling as their minister, etc.  I fix’d Tomorrow to be the Day for my returning to Boston.  It was very Late when they Left me.

[1]Gershom Rice, Jr. (1696-1781).

[2]Nathaniel Moore, third settler of Worcester, from Sudbury.