1742 August 17 (Tuesday). To Boston. My Honoured Mother yet alive, but very weak and low and at Times very disconsolate. I told her I was going to write to my wife and I prayed her to tell me what I Should Say. “Say I’m alive yet, as you see, and waiting but know not what a Day may bring forth.” I added and have a Good Hope through Grace? She Said, “Have Hope through Grace.” I answered that it was a Good Hope if it was accompanyed with a Loathing of sin and a Love to God, to the Things, the Law and People of God. She made this Return in a very Solemn manner, I’m Sure I Can Say that. This I Sent to my wife. At Eve at Mr. Eliots Lecture on Mark 8.38. Lodged with my Kinsman Elias. N.B. Governor Shirley came in from the Eastward Conference.