Henry Sewall's Diary
Sewall, Henry
1776 - 1842
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May 24 through May 31, 1788


  May, 1788         Hallowell.
  to Thomas Rice, Jedediah Jewel and George Thatcher esquires. I concluded to stand on legal ground.
Sunday 25. Met at my house.
Monday 26. 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 Court.
Tuesday 27. 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.
Wedsday 28.  
Thursday 29. 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.
Friday 30. 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.
Saturday 31. One Dr. Emerson came here last night to board.
  John Sewall here.