March 2, 1752

1752 March 2 (Monday).  Town Meeting.  I was at Captain Maynard’s a.m. but returned seasonably to pray with the freeholders at their assembly.  Captain Forbush and Mr. Grout were their messengers.  A great deal of company at my house all p.m. and Eve — among the rest Mr. Joshua Townsend[1] — who was extremely full of Talk, and unmannerly with his Hatt, which since he us’d to be our Schoolmaster I took the more Notice of and as decently as I could, hinted to him.  N.B. Reckon’d with Messrs. How and Daniel Garfield, who bought a steer of me last fall.  Mr. Grow here and paid me so much in Money and Notes as amounted to above 68£ Old Tenor.  Sam Bumpso with Jonathan Grout and Abner Rice clear’d part of a.m.

[1]See Parkman Diary, Dec. 12, 1726.