1765 November 21 (Thursday). Rode to Grafton Fast, which was on account of the Troubles of the present Day. Mr. Maccarty prayed and preached a.m. Text Prov. 14.34. I performed in the Afternoon, nor would Mr. Hutchinson do any thing. I preached on Esth. 3.15, adding much to my former Sermon on that Text. May God grant His Blessing, above all! and may He smell a Sweet Savour in our religious Offerings — Grant our Petitions, and deliver us out of our Distresses and Perplexitys. Returned at Evening. Received a Letter from my dear Kinsman Elias Parkman, Apprentice to Mr. Rich. Salter at Boston. I can’t but wish the Special Blessing of God upon this youth and his sister, for my dear Brother’s, their Grandfathers, Sake!