1749 August 8 (Tuesday). I expected Mr. Martyns Company but he came not; I proceeded alone to Grafton Fast preparatory to Calling a Minister. I began the Exercises with Prayer, Mr. Hall preach’d on Jer. 8.22. Went to Ensign Whipples at Noon. Mr. Maccarty pray’d p.m. I preach’d on 2 Cor. 11.3. As we supp’d at Ensign Whipples, thither the Church came to take Advice of the Minister what Steps they Should now take. N.B. Mr. Wellman, Mr. Hutchinson and Sir Dodge there. Old Mr. Whipple accompany’d me back in the Evening when I return’d.
The Reverend David Hall of Sutton.
James Whipple of Grafton.
The Reverend Thaddeus Maccarty of Worcester.
Ezekiel Dodge (Harvard 1749), later the minister of Abington.