July 16, 1768

1768 July 16 (Saturday).  Mr. Cushing going to Weston calls here.  Deacon Wood came to confer about his Duty — Shews me an acknowledgment (and no sufficient Acknowledgment) which I can’t accept.  I propose to him to stop the Church tomorrow — unless he prevents it by being willing to go according to our Custom with Penitents.  P.M. The Weather beats off Enoch from hoeing and he comes up to Me to reckon.  I read him my Draught of his Case and Conduct.  He asks me 20£ for his work.  I refuse to settle now.  He asks pardon for his unsuitable Expressions.  We defer the Affair for Consideration.  And he goes home.