1767 August 17 (Monday). A.M. Visited and prayed with old Capt. Forbes. Was at Abraham Bonds, and Richard Barns’s. N.B. Mr. Gershom Fay makes me a visit and dines here. P.M. goes with me to visit Mr. Kendal who languishes. Mr. Fays Errand Seems to be this, to pray that the Ministers at their Meeting tomorrow would not advise Northborough People to hear any other Candidate than Mr. Whitney — for he says they like him so well that they are afraid to hear anybody else lest they Should be divided. Mr. Cushing at Eve — supps and lodged here.