1778 November 12 (Thursday). Was at Deacon’s [sic] Woods and with Squire Baker, providing a team to plough my Orchard. I dined at Breck’s, and p.m. at Mr. Nathan Maynard’s, Bond’s and Warren’s. Master Elijah Brigham returns with Sophy from Concord, and informs that yesterday, Mr. Ripley was ordained. Rev. Josiah Bridge of Sudbury began with prayer. Mr. Haven of Dedham preached on [blank]. Mr. Ebenezer Bridge of Chelmsford prayed before the charge and delivered it. Mr. Dana of Barre prayed after the charge, Mr. Clark of Lexington gave the Right Hand of Fellowship. May God graciously accept their Work and their Offerings, and may the Ordained be Strong in the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Mr. Johnathan Child kindly brings me a Barrell of Cyder. The Cyder is gratis. I gave him a Dollar for bringing it.
Mr. Ben How mends the Oven.