August 31, 1773

1773 August 31 (Tuesday).  Mrs. P______n very poorly — lyes by.  Messrs. Fish, Chaplin and Stone of Douglass, and 10 Delegates, as I hear, from their 3 Churches, go to Bolton.  They do not call here.  P.M. Mr. Whitney endeavouring to take a Girl, calls here, acquaints us with the Dudleian Lecture to be tomorrow.  I am Sorry I can’t leave my Sick Family to attend it: That besides the Council at Bolton, one is to sit Thursday also at Chauxitt.  O how dark these times grow!  How ill-boding these Symptoms!  The Lord prepare us for His holy will!