1750 February 13 (Tuesday). Ebenezer So ill that I sent for Mr. Stephen Maynard to go for Dr. Gott, who accordingly went for him. While my Neighbour was gone the Pain in Ebenezers Side was very extreme. The Doctor himself came not, but his young man Frink, who blooded my Son. He was Somewhat easier and I walk’d over to the Meeting about my Affairs. The Moderator Sent for me desiring that I would go in to the Meeting. I went in accordingly. Utter’d my Mind to the precinct by word of Mouth: the Substance of what was Said I have writ out. Retir’d to Mr. Abner Newtons. A Committee came to me there, viz. Messrs. Phinehas Hardy, Eliezer Rice, and Jonas Brigham; their Errand was to know whether I had ever accepted the Precincts Votes of February 5 and 8, 1744/5? I Sent word “that I always look’d upon myself as having accepted them.” This I wrote and Sent by them, and added by word of mouth (which I desir’d ‘em to take notice of) that the particular manner in which I accepted, has been exhibited partly in my paper of February 8, 1744/5 (which the precinct had and read that Day) and partly in a paper which was my design’d, and full answer, which always lay ready for them.
Benjamin Gott, the physician of Marlborough.
John Frink, the son of the Reverend Thomas Frink of Rutland, Mass., did not have a college education, but he later practiced “physic” in Rutland. Reed, Rutland, pp. 98-99.