January 14, 1745

1745 January 14 (Monday).  I rode to Mr. Grouts to pay him £16 Old Tenor for Thomas Winchester and I was in at Mr. Jeduthan Fays.  P.M. Captain Maynard kill’d a sow for me assisted by Lieutenant Aaron Forbush and Nathan Maynard — in order to his Carrying it down in his Cart to Boston.  P.M. The Committee of the first Precinct, viz. Old Mr. Whipple, Deacon Newton and Lieutenant Thomas Forbush came to me to see whether I inclin’d to Stay in this Parish or no?  To which I return’d this Answer that the Parish ought first to manifest whether they desire me to; and this might be Two ways first by public Vote, and then by suitable Provision etc.  At eve John Hicks junior here and lodg’d.