January 4, 1743

1743 January 4 (Tuesday).  The people of Grafton (where have been peculiar awakenings of late especially among the Children) have agreed to Spend most of the Days of this Week in Exercises of Religion and have Sent to some Number of Ministers, Mr. Hall, Goddard,[1] Webb of Uxbridge,[2] Bliss,[3] Haven[4] to preach to them.  To Day Mr. Hall p.m. and Mr. Goddard in the Eve.  May God grant them the Assistance and Measures of Wisdom which they need at this Time, and succeed them to his Glory!  Neighbour Rogers and Chamberlain kill’d a Hogg for me (which when lean I bought of Brother Hicks) weigh’d 188. Wet Day.

[1]Rev. David Goddard of Leicester.

[2]Rev. Nathan Webb (HC 1725), first minister at Uxbridge, 1731-1772. SHG 7:617-619.

[3]Rev. Daniel Bliss of Concord.

[4]Rev. Elias Haven of Franklin.