December 31, 1750

1750 December 31 (Monday).  My Sons are clearing at the New Place.  I rode over to them to Lieutenant Tainters — visited at Mr. Nurse’s,[1] he having been several Times absent from Meeting.  At Eve Mr. Williams and Mr. Whipple here.  I perceive there is much Strife among the People on the Affair of the Law-Suit depending between Revd. Mr. Price and this Precincts Treasurer for Mr. James Maynards Rates — 21 Persons having Sign’d against the Proceedings of the Precinct at their last Meeting, at which they voted that their Treasurer Should Stand Mr. Price.  I am very much griev’d for this Contention, as it very much frustrates the End of the ministry among a people.  O that the God of infinite Mercy would grant us wisdom, grace and Peace!  We finish this Year with these Sorrowful Reflections and with many Fears of what we are about to meet with unless God Himself be pleas’d to interpose and prevent.


[1]William Nurse.