May 9, 1780

1780 May 9 (Tuesday).  Wrote to Mr. Moore.  The Referees upon the Case of Capt. John Wood, versus Benj. Fay, and his Mother-in-law set here at the Meeting House.  They are Judge Dorr, Tim. Pain and Joseph Wheeler, Esq.  The Lawyers are, for Wood, William Stearns, Esq., and Dan’l Biglow, for the Fays, Mr. Sprague.  The latter came to see me.  I attended part of the p.m.  A most unhappy Strife!  May God pity them.