1736 March 4 (Thursday). I rode to Southborough expecting to hear Mr. Loring at the Lecture there, but he did not come. Mr. Stone overcame <prevailed with> came prevailed with me to preach — which I did on Joh. 9, 4 v. I called at Capt. Warrins as I returned home. Mr. Wait of Sutton came from thence, home with me. Bright Light in the North for a great while in the Evening. One of my young sheep dyed whilst I was at Southborough.
Israel Loring (1682-1772), Harvard 1701, minister of Sudbury, 1706-1772. SHG, 5:75-83.