1727 April 7, 8 (Friday, Saturday). I Attended Mr. Thatchers Lecture. Mr. Waldron desired me to preach for him. I would fain have flattly Deny’d him, but my Father was by, and I knew his mind was Set. I did not dare to refuse. I was obliged to Study very hard to prepare my Self for the Publick Exercises. With much Labour I finished my Sermon before Bed time. But I could not but be greatly concern’d about So hasty Compositions.
Reverend Peter Thatcher of Boston.
Reverend William Waldron (Harvard 1717), first minister of the New Brick Church of Boston. Sibley, VI, 214-219.