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.