November 22, 1742

1742 November 22 (Monday).  In the Morning rode to Ensign Daniel Bartletts, and Mr. Allens.  In my ride was greatly oppressed in sorrowful Thoughts of my Spiritual State, and of my Ministerial work.  When I returned found some Comfort in Mr. Shepherds Saints Jewel on 2 Cor. 7.1.  And p.m. came Mr. Samuel Streeter of Hopkinton and gave me some account of himself and his Spiritual State for Some years past, but especially of his darkness and trouble till the Fast at Hopkinton last December 29, and (to God the Sole Glory) the Help he received by my sermon on Ps. 63.8.  Mr. Wheeler here — nothing disquieting.  Brother Hicks here and lodged.