1724 September 1 (Tuesday). Those that were Members of the Committee met at Mr. Pratts.
This meeting reached the decision to organize a church in Westborough. DeForest and Bates, Westborough, p. 69.
1724 September 2 (Wednesday). In the Morning I rode with My Landlord over to Hopkinton to Mr. Barrett’s Ordination. We met in Mr. Barretts New House. Mr. Appleton Pray’d First; Mr. Webb of Boston Preach’d; Mr. Dor then pray’d; Mr. Swift gave the Charge; Mr. Brown of Reading the right Hand of Fellowship; and Elder Lyman Set the Psalm. We din’d handsomely. Mr. Cushing, Mr. Thornton Barrett, Cousin Charles Coffin and I all Lodg’d at Mr. Woods. N.B. Mr. Webb, discourse in the Evening, of the Doctors of the Church. Viz. Tillotson, Scott, etc.
Reverend Nathaniel Appleton (Harvard 1712) of Cambridge. Sibley, V, 599-609.
Reverend Richard Brown, Jr.
Deacon Caleb Lyman of the New North Church, Boston.
1724 September 3 (Thursday). Mr. T. Fowle and Mrs. Spencer came over to us at Woods. We had a good Dinner. Mr. Cushing and I carried the Ladies home to Mr. Barretts and return’d to My Lodging at Westborough. Mr. Cushing Lodg’d with Me.
1724 September 4 (Friday). Mr. Cushing went home p.m. The Members of the Church, with those that had offered themselves to join, Came to See me and acquainted Me with their Meeting last Tuesday, with their most happy Union; and to See what I thought necessary further to be done. Our Consultation lasted til sundown. We concluded with a Prayer.
1724 September 5 (Saturday). I prepar’d for the Sabbath. O My own Inconstancy and instability in these unsettled Times! — when Steadiness is so much demanded.
1724 September 6 (Sunday). I preach’d from Luke 10.42 and James 1.22.