May 22, 1778

1778 May 22 (Friday).  A Town Meeting (among a Number of other Things) to receive the Report of Committee respecting a Constitution of Government and to Choose a Representative.  Dr. Hawes is chose.  N.B. Deacon Wood was here, and I freely spoke to him of his son Johns Request.  N.B. Mrs. Dolly Rice here — mournfull on the sorrowful Affair of her Daughter Adams.  Sorrowful News of the Sudden Death of Mr. [blank] Knowlton of Shrewsbury by a Barrell of [blank] rolling upon him.[1]  N.B. I paid Mr. Caleb Harrington 28 Dollars for Elias’s Breeches.

[1]Not in Shrewsbury Vital Records.