October 13, 1779

1779 October 13 (Wednesday).  Breck returns from Concord, and dines with us.  P.M. He is with the Officers at Coll. Wheelock’s preparing orders to send out Men immediately according to Requisition from Gen’l Washington.  Mr. James Dix has been here.  He desires me to ask Capt. John Wood, whether he did not write the word [November] in a certain Instrument presented before me?  My Answer was, Mr. Dix, I am ready and willing to Serve you in any Matter or Affair which is fit and which is prepared according to Gospel Rule: This is not at present.  I directed him to what is written in Proverbs 25.9,[1] and Mat. 18.15.16[2] etc.  Luke Baldwin from Brookfield and lodges, a pretty, agreeable, hopeful Lad!  May God make him a great Blessing!

[1]Proverbs 25.9: “Debate thy cause with thy neighbor himself; and discover not a secret to another.”

[2]Mat. 18.15: “Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone; if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.”  Mat. 18.16: “But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.”