1750 February 9 (Friday). Lieutenant Tainter here to acquaint me that the Precinct had adjourn’d their late meeting to Tuesday the 13th of the Month. He beseeches me to remember the old Mens Council to Rehoboam, and Speak kindly to this people etc. At Eve Colonel Ward here, for whom I had transcrib’d the papers of the late Council at Shrewsbury, for which he oblig’d me to take a 20/ Bill, though I once and again refus’d to receive any Thing. N.B. I received a Letter from Mr. Stone of Southborough giving me his advice about the 500£ vote of this precinct, and what I had best intimate to them.