February 10, 1746

1746 February 10 (Monday).  A Precinct Meeting at which I was prepar’d to give an Answer to their Messages to Me last Year: But by what was determin’d last Week at Worcester Court in the Affair of the North precinct, this precinct were So alarm’d and Suspicious of the invalidity of their own Acts, as a precinct, from the Beginning, that they ventur’d not to do anything Further — save that they chose a Moderator and then pass’d every Vote after (upon the several Bills or Petitions which were carry’d in) in the Negative.  No Opportunity was given (nor by my Friends desir’d) for my Answer. N.B. Reckon’d with Deacon Newton. William Bois of Blanford was married to Mary Hamilton (Daughter in Law to Mr. Gamel).