1771 March 28 (Thursday). In returning to Ashburnham, called at Mr. Browns. Dined at Mr. Cushings and I Preached Mr. Cushings Lecture — Text 2 Cor. 4.1. After Lecture Mrs. Winchester was there at Mr. Cushings. With her came Capt. Samuel Wilder and his Wife — and drank Tea. Cornet Brigham and the Brighams from Marlborough with Master [blank] Barns of Marlborough (at their Request) were dismissed to go homewards. At Evening Deacon Foster came to see us. Capt. Joseph Wilder there also. Mr. Smith and I lodged at my son Cushings.