“19 August Tuesday Rose Very Early this morng. Reachd Taunton at Noon dind there with
the Judges. Colo. Geo Leonard, Colo. Ephraim Leonard, Mr. Justice Williams and Mr.
Justice Elisha Toby who was this [day] Swore into his Office also Mr. Justice Fales
who is Clerk of this Court—had some Conversation with Colo. White and Mr. Adams on
the Affairs of Ebenezer Stedson with B and Edwd. Davis and Gave Mr. Adams A Guinea
as A fee. Spent the Evening at Mr. McQuarters with Mr. Adams, Mr. Leonard, Mr. Calef
Mr. Amiel Mr. Wm. Speakman and young Mr. Cobb" (
; this entry is partially printed under the erroneous date of 12 Aug. in Rowe, Letters and Diary
, p. 106–107).