May 17, 1748

1748 May 17 (Tuesday).  Mr. Strong left us to go to Northampton.  Town Meeting to choose a Representative, but they conclude not to send.  N.B. Mr. James Ball and Mr. Jacob Rice pay their part to the old Arrears, and paid nigh double in denomination.  At Eve came Mr. Cotton[1] of New Town.

[1]The Reverend Mr. John Cotton of Newton.