1748 July 24 (Sunday). I had a bad Night and rose so indisposed this morning that could hardly imagine I should go to meeting — but though I was very lax in my Body much pain’d and faint, yet considering how the people would be Scatter’d and the Lords Day thrown away if there was not a minister, I ventur’d to the Public Prayer, was short — the Exposition on Mat. 20.12.13 was about 34 minutes long. P.M. I attempted again repeated (from Col. 3.20) Sermon of the Duty of Children from page 9 to the End. Flying News that Joseph Bowker was kill’d by the late Body of Indians between Hensdells and Fort Dummer.