1772 October 7 (Wednesday). Mr. Cushing and his Wife leave us early to go to Shrewsbury and thence home. Had designed to go to Mr. Stones about Mr. Lorings Papers, but it rained, and afterwards proved stormy. I pity the miserable Condition of poor Grafton. May the Lord extend Compassion to them! The storm is so great that it is doubtful whether either Mr. Hall or Mr. Maccarty can be with them. Read in Dr. Appleton of being led by the Spirit, his Six Discourses. At Eve Deacon Wood makes me a visit. The chief Thing he came about seems to be to let me know that the People will not be willing to contribute to Mr. Fay unless it be committed to the Care of Some suitable Person or Persons to dispose of it for the Familys Good.