1776 February 1 (Thursday). Brother Smith of Marlborough came — dined with us. I was obliged to leave him, and attend upon a religious Exercise at Mr. Daniel Warrins, where I preached p.m. on Eccl. 12.1 at the Request and chiefly directed to Young Daniel (Brother in Law) who is in a consuming State and reduced very low. May the Lord be pleased to add His Blessing! Plentiful Supper followed. Squire Whipple tarried with me and attended me home. Mr. Ebenezer Davis of Charleton here, and tarrys over night.