1728 March 7 (Thursday). It being Family meeting at Mr. Forbush’s and earnestly desir’d by him to be present thereat I went to Mr. Forbush’s and repeated a Discourse from John [blank]. After the Exercises Mr. McCollister and Asher Rice requested a Church Meeting which I comply’d with, that is to See whether the Church would consider and Act upon it seeing it is a mix’d Case, etc. Visit’d Lieutenant’s wife who was very low. Riding home Mr. Wheeler set forth the uneasiness people were in on the account of Mr. Newton, and that some, truly, could be scarcely kept from falling upon my Self Seeing I would not let it come forward, whereas I had alwayes declar’d that I waited for nothing more than to have it brought into a proper fitness for the Church to hear. Captain Fay and his wife, Wheeler and James Ball stopt at my house.
Reference to the quarrel between Josiah Newton and Asher Rice.
John Fay of Westborough.