August 4, 1773

1773 August 4 (Wednesday).  My Horse being gone, had Neighbour Newtons to go to Lecture at Shrewsbury.  Dined at Mr. Sumners.  Mr. Gleason and his Wife there — and Mr. Whitney of Northborough.  Mr. Gleason preached on 1 Cor. 11.29.  I returned at Evening.  Our Hearts tremble for the Ark of the Lord — for the dark Aspects at Bolton!  O that God would graciously appear and turn the Hearts of the Partys to Himself and one another!  That He would be pleased to guide and direct both the Councils, which I suppose are now engaged in Controversie, and that the issue may be holy Peace!  John is not well, yet goes about.