1754 October 21 (Monday). A.M. Mrs. Amy (or Emma) Maynard was buryed. Some Number of persons din’d here, among which Captain Maynard; it being inconvenient for them to go home after the Funeral because there was to be a Precinct Meeting at 1 o’Clock. It was to Vote me Support and Wood. And when they came together they Voted to do as they did last Year — and Lieutenant Tainter came to acquaint me with it. I sent them a Line by him: which although it did not induce them to alter their Vote, yet a Number of them were induc’d to subscribe Wood by the Cord — and it amounted to 20 Load. This was brought me by Mr. Ephraim Bruce, and he said it was freely and heartily done. So that I made no further Difficulty. My Brother Samuel Parkman from Boston waits on Reverend Mr. Gay of Hingham here, and lodge. They are going to Leicester, to the Ordination of Mr. Joseph Roberts.
Joseph Roberts (Harvard 1741) had preached at various places. He served Leicester, 1754-1762. Sibley, XI, 65-68.