October 4, 1742

1742 October 4 (Monday).  Message from Boston that my Mother was grown worse.  Stephen Fay here and in various religious Disquietments.  His Brother James here at Evening  and while some young women, Sarah Shattuck, Mary Graves and Sarah Bellows were receiving Instructions from me in singing Mr. Fay was in much Spiritual Commotion; but while we were singing the 63 Psalm, he was in a peculiar Manner rapt in Spiritual Delight and panted with the overbearing Joy and admiration of the Divine Greatness and Condescention to us and His Patience towards us;  and his Expressions of these Things were very becoming and noticeable.  About 16 or 18 Hands husked out my Corn.