1728 March 5 (Tuesday). I was at Mr. Newtons where was The Ensign 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, which that person had himself written and offer’d me to sign; and that Things Still lay brooding, etc.
Josiah Newton of Westborough.
Thomas Newton, cousin of Josiah.
Reverend Daniel Elmer, formerly a preacher at Westborough.