1748 September 8 (Thursday). Mr. Davis of Holden being by providence among us, pray’d in the morning. The Weight of forming the Result was thrown upon Me. I retir’d and (with some assistance in one sentence from Mr. Hall, and in the Exhortation from Mr. Martyn) I drew it up. It was voted unanimously. Mr. Loring preach’d a Lecture on Mat. 5.4, and after Lecture I publish’d the Result to the Congregation. The Church stop’d and voted their acceptance of the Result about 4 or 6 Dissenting. But Deacon Merriam voted. After dining we Dissolv’d and Return’d home. At home found my wife and daughter Lucy from Cambridge together with Brother and Sister Hicks who came from thence with them and they lodg’d here.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hicks of Sutton.