January 15, 1772

1772 January 15 (Wednesday).  Break fast at Capt. Joseph Mellens, where the Council met.  Received a Letter from Rev. Mr. Mosely of Canada.  Being chose Moderator I prayed in the Council.  Mr. Prentice of Holliston Scribe.  We passed two votes relative to Mr. Fitch’s Baptism, and that we were ready to proceed to his Ordination.  Mr. Fish began with Prayer, Mr. Leonard preached on Act. 16.17.  Mr. Frost prayed before the Charge; This I delivered; Mr. Bridge of Framingham prayed after; Mr. Webb gave the Right Hand, and Mr. Fitch appointed Ps. 118, latter part, to be Sung.  We returned to Capt. Mellens, where we supped and lodged.  N.B. Capt. Howard of Canada gave me some Account of Mercy Maynard, who lives, and has done for some years, at his House.  Subscription goes on for printing Mr. Leonards Sermon.