March 5, 1744

1744 March 5 (Monday).  Town Meeting.  I pray’d with them.  Sent in a Letter to the Town concerning their making so Slender a provision for my Support this Year, and sent a writing to the Moderator praying him in my name to notifie the people of the Communion next Lords Day, and a Sermon to be tomorrow to young people on the north side of the Town.  N.B. I Sent another Letter (which I prepar’d last week) to Reverend Mr. Prentice of Grafton per Mr. Benjamin Winchester.  Mr. Jonathan Burnap here and din’d with us.  N.B. Reckon’d with Captain Maynard — fell in his Debt £9 old Tenor.  N.B. The Middle of the Town so much the Lead at this Meeting as that the Select Men were Captain Warrin,[1] Captain Baker,[2] Deacon Newton, Captain Maynard,[3] Lieutenant Forbush.[4]  N.B. Thomas Winchester here at Evening but no agreement yet.

[1]Daniel Warrin, an original settler.

[2]Edward Baker, an original settler.

[3]John Maynard.

[4]Thomas Forbush, Jr.