1744 July 31 (Tuesday). Thomas work’d at Mr. Beemans. P.M. Mr. Jonathan Forbush came suddenly to call me to see his poor Brother Jonathan Tainter. I found him very low, but had his reason and could Speak a few words at a Time softly yet somewhat Audibly. He had no such direct Evidence as to give him much Comfort, but yet he hop’d and desir’d; and Hopes and Desires were the Chief of what I could get from him. Many were gather’d there. I pray’d with him, after what moving and Instructing Exhortations I could give both to him and the by-Standers. About sun setting I left him. N.B. Mrs. Dunlop rode with me part of the way back and she was under much Spiritual Trouble. N.B. Hannah Forbush (the Deacons youngest Daughter) in distressing Concern. I call’d in at Mr. Williams to see Mr. Coollidge as I return’d. My wife inform’d me that Mr. Andrew Boardman and Sister Williams had bin to visit me.
The schoolmaster of Hopkinton.
Mrs. Abraham Williams of Marlborough.