Henry Sewall's Diary
Sewall, Henry
1776 - 1842
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 Apr 21-Apr 30, 1788   May 1-May 10, 1788 


May 1 through May 10, 1788


  May, 1788         Hallowell.
Thursday 1. Mr. Page & I attended making rates in the morning -- Heard the trial of Mr.T. Sewall against Mr. I. Foster, before Genl Lithgow. Sewall recovered 3/ debt, and 3/6 costs.
Friday 2. Went to the Hook and returned.
Saturday 3. Ploughed my garden.
Sunday 4. Rainy day. No meeting.
Monday 5. Meeting for the choice of Representative. Dr. Cony was chosen.
Tuesday 6. Rode to Vassalboro' & Winston to collect Excise -- finding the riding very bad, & the Horse I rode, pittiful about swimming, concluded not to go any further up. Returned & lodged at Colo. Pattee's
Wedsday 7. Returned home, to dinner.
Thursday 8.  
Friday 9. T. Sewall and myself were sued by Mr. Foster for defamation. Laid in the writs at 500 £each. Mr. Solo. Parker left a summons, & copy of the writ.
Saturday 10. Got. Mr. Blake to go to Mendon to procure evidence against Mr. Foster -- gave him 3 dols. in money -- two thousd. shingles, a letter to Genl Heath for 2 dols. more in case of emergency. He took papers to Capt. Maxwell.