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!