1778 April 24 (Friday). Attended the Tryal. It was at the Meeting House between 8 and 9 a.m. A great Throng! A most sad Sight! Many Evidences were Sworn. Three were brought from Jayl, who were made use of as Witnesses. Namely, the widow Stretton and her son, and Alexander Cummings, a Scottish Youth, who deserting from Burgoyne’s Army, lived in Mr. Spooner’s House. The Court continued till past Midnight, during all which time I continued at my Seat in the Meeting House. The Court was adjourned to 8 o’Clock next morning.