June 24, 1754

1754 June 24 (Monday).  Great part of the forenoon rainy, but I set out for Westborough.  At Captain Bakers found that he and Francis Whipple were disquieted with me about the Sudbury Letters not being read, whereas Deacon Newton was told that it was at the Churchs service.  N.B. Deacon was at the Squires, and I think own’d that I told him where they might have the Letter — but he said he had promis’d me he would Say nothing but what I had writ.  I offer’d to warn a Church Meeting this Day to be towards Night, and to hire a man to do it if that would satisfie; but it was not accepted.  I left ‘em ruffl’d.  P.M. saw Mr. Abraham Smith with his Father ride upwards.