February 13, 1754

1754 February 13 (Wednesday).  Went to the Fast at Marlborough though it was very Cold.  Overtook Lieutenant Tainter who was going likewise, and he return’d with me at Eve.  Mr. Stone preach’d a.m. on 1 K. 8.37 to 40.  Mr. Gardner[1] pray’d p.m. and I preach’d from Ps. 119.59.  May God hear in Heaven forgive and Bless his people for His Name’s Sake!  As we return’d at Eve in the Cold, we visited Mr. Jacob Amsden,[2] who Seems to have met with a great deal of Trouble and Affliction which may God Sanctifie to him for his Spiritual and Eternal Good!

[1]The Reverend John Gardner of Stow.

[2]Of Westborough.