February 23, 1774

1774 February 23 (Wednesday).  Attended the Fast at Grafton, preparatory to Electing a Pastor.  Mr. Sumner prayed a.m.  Mr. Hall preached on Dan.9.  I prayed p.m. and preached on Col. 1.11.  Mr. Sumner also prayed after Sermon. The Church Stopped, and Chose Mr. Daniel Grosvenor.  I hope we have had some good Tokens of Success for which the Lord be Praised — but O that it might please Him to forgive the Iniquitys of our holy Things!  Rode to Westborough with Mr. Bowman of Oxford. N.B. John Fay has killed two Swine for me a.m. and cutt wood p.m.  One weighed [blank], the other [blank].  Mr. Bond, hired by Breck, sledded two Load of wood, and Jonathan Maynard with his Fathers Oxen and mine, two more.  4 to day.