1760 March 27 (Thursday). Mr. Smith came to see Me as I was preparing for the Catechizing. He dined with us, and tarried the afternoon. I was obliged to attend the Catechetical Exercise. Had about 40 Young Women and Girls that attended it. I delivered what I prepared and added some parts of sermon on Job 33.27, viz. from p. 2 to middle of p. 5. N.B. When we sung there were but few assisted. With Mr. Smith the Conversation both before and after Catechizing was upon Mr. Maccartys Conduct with the rest of the Council at Sutton, concerning Mr. Welman: and the great Increase of the Troubles in Southborough.