1744 January 19 (Thursday). Mr. Cushing here. Troubles in Shrewsbury increase. Zebediah Johnson, Lieutenant Stone, etc. very uneasy as if they had not Spiritual Diet. Mr. Cushing and I din’d at Ensign Maynards with Colonel Nahum Ward, Colonel Williams and others at the giving out a Number more of Commissions — and particularly Ensign Maynard is now Constituted a Captain. N.B. Lieutenant Lee of Worcester his unguarded Talk, both at Captain Maynards and at my House.
Ward, Shrewsbury, 334.
Isaac Stone, one of the first selectmen of Shrewsbury.
Stephen Maynard of Westborough.