1750 April 30 (Monday). Rode to Mr. Dunlops to see him in his Sickness. Lieutenant Tainter blooded him. I return’d with him to his House, as a terrible Storm of Thunder and Rain arose. Din’d at Lieutenant Tainters. P.M. visited old Mrs. Dorcas Forbush. N.B. Mr. David Batherick fell upon me as I was coming out of the Door with bitter Resentments of Abuse, because when I yesterday, for the last singing in Publick appointed Mean Tune to be sung, and he instead of Mean, Set Canterbury (as I thought through either Mistake, or because he could not strike upon Mean at that Time) I set the Tune mention’d myself. Nor did I know that this or the other Triple Time Tunes were displeasing to any, till he now makes it one aggravation of the Offence that I knew that people did not like it and yet I would Sett it. N.B. Mrs. Batherick Said there was one who said he would go out if that Tune was Sung. I answer’d that (who ever he was) he was (or would be if he Should do so) a Blockhead for his Pains. N.B. Lieutenant Thomas Forbush sat by and heard his Bitterness. N.B. I was very much mov’d, and gave him Some deserv’d Correction. But the Lord forgive what was amiss in me at this Critical Juncture. When I came home, I found here Mr. Samuel Haven of Framingham who desires he may come and board at my House and study Divinity.
(Harvard 1749). The son of the prominent office holder of Framingham, Joseph Haven. Temple, Framingham, p. 579.