April 29, 1772

1772 April 29 (Wednesday).  Mr. Mellen came from Hopkinton, dined here, and preached my Lecture from Luk. 13.28, “There shall be Weeping” etc.  May God bless this awakening Discourse to our highest Benefit!  After Exercise he went on his Way home.  Breck returned.  At night Mr. Morse brought Brecks Goods.  Breck informs that My Kinsman Nathaniel Parkman dyed last Saturday Night or sabbath morning and that my Brother is more and more lost and broke.  The Lord Sanctifie His holy Hand!  And extend Compassion to the Widow and fatherless!  Sorrowful News increases.  Am informed that Lt. John Martyn dyed this morning.  The Lord be gracious to the bereaved and comfort them!