1747 June 17 (Wednesday). Mr. Swift, Mr. Bliss and Mr. Minot came to Ministerial Meeting. Mr. Seccomb preach’d a Savoury and moving Sermon upon John 4.41.42. It seems indeed to have been Compos’d in A Strain which many would Term New-Light, but there was not much ground, if any at all for any one to make Exception. But I saw plainly that it did not go down well with Some Gentlemen. I am heartily sorry that there are any Remains of the Bitter root among us. I returned by Marlborough home.
Daniel Bliss of Concord.
Timothy Minot (Harvard 1718) was a Concord schoolmaster who preached occasionally in a number of towns. Sibley, VI, 257-258.