October 5, 1768

1768 October 5 (Wednesday).  Rev. Stiles prayed at opening the Council to day.  We go on with the tedious Hearing.  Mr. Buckminster Seemed to be too much of an Advocate.  I gave him Some hint in the Assembly.  At Eve he somewhat resented it — but Mr. Stiles gave him to understand that it was the mind of others, which I had delivered.  He was afterwards Silent about it: and reformed.  He was very instrumental afterwards in accomplishing a Coalition which was (We hope) Successfull.  We dined to Day at Mr. Edwards’s.  Lodged at the same House that I did before.  Mr. Stiles and Dr. Morse of Sutton, entertaining in Conversation.