1742 August 24 (Tuesday). The Association Met at my House. Mr. Loring, Mr. Cushing, Mr. Stone and Mr. Smith were all that came to Day. Mr. Prentice of Lancaster was to have given us a Concio; but not coming Mr. Loring was requested to deliver a Sermon he had with him, and which was upon Luk. 15.21. He also read some Collections which he had made from the Life of Mrs. Elizabeth Rowe (who was Mrs. Singer) and I read some Collections from Mr. I. Mather on the Types. N.B. Mr. Jenison our schoolmaster present p.m. N.B. Mr. Gamel building a Wall on the Lower Side of my Front Yard.
Increase Mather (1639-1723), minister of Boston’s Second Church, 1675-1723; sixth president of Harvard College, 1685-1701; SHG, 1:410-70.