1742 August 20 (Friday). My Mother in Darkness — weak and distressed [Still?] but yet humbly declaring her Integrity and Truth, though in every Thing imperfect, and coming short and Condemning her Self bitterly. A Letter from my wife that Billy is very ill, and nothing does him any good. Dined at Brother P________n’s and lodged there. I went into the Cold Bath at Mr. Jonathan Welch’s. Sent a Medicine to Billy by Mr. James Fay. N.B. Mr. Davenport condemned by name 9 more of the Ministers. Grand Jury I hear have sat and have found a Bill against him as a Disturber of the peace. I visited Madam Condy to prepare the way for Mollys going to Her School. Visited Mr. Gray and Mr. Cooper. Spent the Evening with my Mother. Frost to Night.
Ellis Gray (1715-1753), Harvard 1734, minister of Boston’s New Brick Church, 1738-1753; SHG, 9:400-04.