August 5, 1742

1742 August 5 (Thursday).  At the Funeral of Mr. Joslins eldest son Joseph,[1] the last Surviving Son.  A very heavy (yet holy) Stroke of Divine Providence.  This is the Fourth in this Family in about a fortnight.  It is very awfull and awakening!  P.M. I preached at Mr. Grouts[2] on Micah 7.7.

[1]Joseph Joslin, son of Joseph and Catharine, d. Aug. 4, 1742; WVR, 245.

[2]Joseph Grout (1683-1759) and his wife Mary were dismissed from the church in Waltham and admitted to the Westborough church, Apr. 13, 1755 (WCR, 101).