April 24, 1778

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.