May 29, 1766

1766 May 29 (Thursday).  Set my Self to pay all my Debts in Town.  Mr. Moffatt, McAlpine etc.  Attend the Convention again.  Mr. Storer has the Vote to preach the year after next.  Mr. Prentice of Charleston Preached on 1 Cor. 14.1.  I dined at Mr. Mathers.  P.M. the Convention met, but I was not there till the (last) prayer was over, having thought my Self obliged to visit the widow (of John) Breck under her Cancer, of which she was labored above a Year.  The Collection this Day amounted to 228£ old Tenor.  The Associated ministers of Boston, with the addition of Dr. Mayhew and Mr. Adams of Roxbury, are appointed a Committee to consider of Such a Plan as is above mentioned.  After the Convention I went to the [Alms?] House — where I heard the Grievous Complaints of Mr. Procter and his Wife against Mr. Leazenby overseer of the Work House, Royal Tyler and others of the Overseers of the poor, who (they Say) are unreasonably prejudiced against them.  N.B. My Wife and I still lodge at Brother P________s.  I visit Mr. Dudson Kilcop and his wife.  N.B. Great Stir at Court, the Governour having negatived the New Counsellors.