March 11, 1749

1749 March 11 (Saturday).  As we were at Morning Exercise came the Reverend Elihu Spencer,[1] Missionary to the Mohawks on Onohaughguage.  I persuaded him to stay and keep Sabbath here — for I was in very Special need of him to preach for me.  He breakfasted with me and consented.  Mr. Upham here p.m.  At Eve I ask’d him to come tomorrow Evening.

[1](Yale 1746).  Spencer had been ordained in Boston, Sept. 14, 1748.  He later served numerous Presbyterian parishes in New Jersey, New York, and Delaware.  Dexter, Biographical Sketches, II, 89-92.