May 4, 1755

1755 May 4 (Sunday).  My People destitute (for I could not get up to Brookfield soon enough for Mr. Forbush to go to Westborough).  I preach’d at Brookfield a.m. on Rev. 22.16 and p.m. on Ps. 110.3.  Many of the other part of Town at Mr. Forbush’s meeting, Mr. Harding[1] being absent, and his people in great Disquietment.

[1]The Reverend Elisha Harding of Brookfield, who was dismissed by his congregation a few days later, May 8, 1755.  Salary difficulties were behind this controversy.  Sibley, XI, 561-562.