||May, 1788 Hallowell.
||to Thomas Rice, Jedediah Jewel and George Thatcher esquires.
I concluded to stand on legal ground.
||Met at my house.
||Fair weather -- which is very agreeable after a long
spell of wet --.
Selectmen, Constable &c. met at the meetghouse
& chose two grand jurors, & drew two petit jurors for the Supreme
||Sent a list of the Marriages solemnized by Mr.
Foster (as his return to me) to Esq. Bowman -- as the law directs -- and
1/8 for his fee for recording the same.
||Recd. a line from Mr. Bridge.
Attorney for Lewis Walder in his action against Mr. Foster concerning
a note -- enclosing subpenas to sundry persons in this town. Delivered them.
||Mr. Blake returned with the deposition of
two of the Committee for procuring preaching in the town of Mendon, respecting
Mr. Foster's preaching there.
||One Dr. Emerson came here last night to board.
John Sewall here.