||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.
||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.