1745 February 23 (Saturday). Mr. Matthias Rice here to take my Advice about a Preacher for the North Precinct. N.B. Our Conversation about Mr. Jenison, whom I could not recommend to them because of diverse Complaints in Neighbouring Towns. See January 1. Ensign Josiah Rice has been here to request my advice about his and others (Captives as they are Call’d) petitioning the General Court again that they may be Excepted out of the North Precinct. Ebenezer came home. Thomme brought 49 lb. of cheese from Mr. Jabez Rice’s.