July 31, 1760

1760 July 31 (Thursday).  I ride my mare, newly come from Boston, to Hopkinton to preach Mr. Barretts Lecture.  When I came there, Mr. Loring unexpected by Mr. Barret, was before me.  I freely resigned to him.  Mr. Stone came also, at my Request lest I Should not be able to preach; or carry on the whole Exercise.  We all dined there.  Mrs. Barret much wrot down with the Gravel.  Mr. Loring preached on Joh. 16.7.  I returned at Eve.  N.B. the Church Meeting at Hopkinton about Deacon Benjamin Burnap; to see whether they will receive his Acknowledgment or no.