October 25, 1774

1774 October 25 (Tuesday).  Mr. David Maynard rode with me to Mr. Gershom Fays in  Northborough.  As we went, called at Mrs. Martyns, Mr. Whitneys, who requested my going to preach, and had publickly appointed the Assembly, and himself went; I called also to see old Mr. Townsend.  We dined at Mr. Fays; Mr. Whitney and his sister, Miss Lucy, with us.  I conversed with Old Mrs. Fay, for whose sake I went; She is thought to be upwards of 90, and has her Reason and understanding — but is deprived of bodily Sight.  I preached on Ps. 31.5 and directed more particularly to her. May God be pleased to accompany the Word with His Blessing to her, to each of us, to all that heard it.  Returned at Eve. N.B. Received a Packit from Mr. Quincy, inclosing a large letter on our political State, and Distresses; and a Pamphlet entitled “an Address to protestant Dissenters of all Denominations on the Approching Election of Members of Parliament,” Supposed to be writ by Dr. Priestley.