1767 August 18 (Tuesday). Mr. Cushing goes with me to Marlborough to Ministers Meeting. Messrs. Loring, Stone, Goss, Wheeler and Bridge of Sudbury. Candidates Whitney, Parker, Caleb and Jacob Rice besides Cushing. Had Difficulty about advising Northborough people. Mr. Stone and Smith for advising them to hear further. I was not. There was also Difficulty in Examining Mr. Cushing because of Mr. Lorings extreme hurry to go home — and he left us — so did Mr. Goss and Wheeler. We therefore who remained, approbated him. I returned at Eve and found Samuel here. He came on Mr. Moore’s Horse. Here was also Mr. Josiah Dana preacher at New Rutland; and Polly Forbes — and lodge. Hear that sister Breck is Dead.