October 18, 1758

1758 October 18 (Wednesday).  Messrs. Hall and Wellman were, to our great rejoicing, brought to an Amicable Composition, and signed reciprocally a Paper, containing mutual condescensions and Engagements which We all witnessed, and the Instruments were interchangeably delivered.  Mr. Dorr also left a Paper of Advice with Rev. Mr. Hall, as Mr. Wellman had signed his Consent to what is Called the Uxbridge proposals — and this last did indeed precede the Paper of amicable Composition abovesaid.  So having dined (and the Weather agreeable) we joyfully parted.  Called at Mr. Hutchinsons, and at Winchesters (at which last I left what I had drawn up for his Will).  When I got home aged Judge Ward was here, and desired me to marry him.  I rode home the Horse I had borrowed, to Mr. Nurse’s; the Judge returning there (for there the widow Smith, his Designed Bride, Sojourned) and I marryed them in presence of Mr. Aaron Nurse, Eliza Pierce and Nathan Kenny.  Sad News that Mr. Solomon Woods is dead.