1770 August 21 (Tuesday). Rode to Ministers Meeting at Mr. Lorings. N.B. Mr. Whitney of Northborough my Company great part of the way. Heard that one Mr. Muzzy was Struck Dead by the Lightning last Evening and the House being near, I went to see the Corps and Sympathize with the Family. O that we also might be ready! Mr. Loring gave us at his House a Concio on James 2.3, “If ye shall fulfill the royal Law — ye shall do well.” N.B. I had prayed before it. Mr. Gardner, to our Joy and profit, was with us. My son Cushing was also there. I returned with Mr. Stone, as far as his House and lodged there: he having requested me to preach his Lecture tomorrow.