1766 November 8 (Saturday). All Praise be given to God who has preserved this Church and Me the unw[orthy?] Pastor, this Day two and forty years. O that I might be duely affected with the divine Goodness, which has endured us with much Longsuffering! May I be deeply humbled for my barrenness and unprofitableness! Quickened more and more in the Lords Work; and be duely prepared for the Coming of the Lord! Deacon Tainter cutt and carted a Load of Wood from Mr. Moses Brigham’s Lot: and gave it. He dined here. John carrys two Baggs of soft Corn for my steer that [is] fatting at Mr. Jonathan Grout. Deacon carrys two Baggs more. At Eve Mr. Forbes came from Boston. He brought me a Letter from Venerable Mr. Chipman of Beverly — In which he Certifies me concerning the Separate society at Chebacco and Mr. Cleavelands Conduct — and another Letter added to it and Confirming it, subscribed by my old Friend Mr. Champney of Beverly also.