1772 October 20 (Tuesday). The Ministers Meeting here, but only Messrs. Smith and Goss of the Association here. Mr. Fitch came, but did not speak of joining with us. I was chose Moderator but Mr. Goss prayed. Capt. Ezekiel How of Sudbury brought me a Letter from the Church of the West side to desire Assistance in the Ordination of Mr. Jacob Biglow, their Pastor. This Day an Ecclesiastical Council, I suppose, are met at Holden on Account of Some imprudent (if no worse) Conduct of Mr. Davis — to our great Astonishment! O that God would please to sanctifie these dark, sorrowful Dispensations to excite Self-search, deep Humilliation and Vigilant Circumspection!