||May, 1788 Hallowell.
||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.
||Went to the Hook and returned.
||Ploughed my garden.
||Rainy day. No meeting.
||Meeting for the choice of Representative.
Dr. Cony was chosen.
||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
||Returned home, to dinner.
||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.
||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.