March 5, 1728

1728 March 5 (Tuesday).  I was at Mr. Newtons[1] where was The Ensign[2] and we had pritty much Discourse about our Troubles in Town and the Ensign Said Things had never laid Easy with a certain person ever Sins [sic] Our church Covenant was chosen and my refusing a Quitclaim to Mr. Elmer,[3] which that person had himself written and offer’d me to sign; and that Things Still lay brooding, etc.

[1]Josiah Newton of Westborough.

[2]Thomas Newton, cousin of Josiah.

[3]Reverend Daniel Elmer, formerly a preacher at Westborough.