November 17, 1774

1774 November 17 (Thursday).  I attended the Fast at Shrewsbury, South parish, on account of the Public Calamities.  Mr. Sumner prayed, and Mr. Maccarty preached a.m. on Hos. 11.8.9.  P.M. Mr. Maccarty prayed before my Sermon and I after.  My Discourse was on Isaiah 63.9.10.  May the Lord be graciously pleased to own and bless us!  Hear the Prayers, accept the Humilliations, prosper the word delivered, and Smell a sweet Savour of Rest — that our Distresses may be removed!  Returned home at Eve, and called at Mr. Ben Hows, and other Neighbours as I could.