November 2, 1759

1759 November 2 (Friday).  Mr. Nathaniel Stone’s Funeral, as I hear.  Alexander goes to Marlborough and returns.  At Eve Mr. Asher Rice was here.  I made Enquiry into his Attendance on divine Ordinances in the Church where he lives — tells me he does not go to the Communion and that 3 of his Children are unbaptized.  But he Strongly asserts his own Innocence, and desires I would write to Rev. Eaton that his Cause may be heard.  Mr. Zebulun Rice and after him Deacon Tainter came here to see whether I thought it probable that I Should preach next sabbath — for otherwise it was proposed to send for young Mr. Dorr again.  My Answer was, I hoped to my self.