1776 April 30 (Tuesday). The heavy [r]ain a.m. hinders Alexander journeying till after dinner. Then he and His Set out for Framingham. I rode p.m. to Worcester. On my way called to talk with Mr. Daniel Forbes (at old serjeant Maynards) concerning the Gloucester Letter. Called also at Mr. Sumners, but did not go in — his Wife extremely low. Hastened to Mr. Maccartys — who presented me with one of his Thanksgiving Sermons, on Ps. 34.1. In returning called at Mr. Samuel Bridge’s etc. At Capt. Curtis’s. At Mr. Sumners. Arrived safely at home between 9 and 10. Thanks to God!
Thaddeus Maccarty, Praise to God, a Duty of Continual Obligation. A sermon, Preached at Worcester, Thursday, November 23d, 1775. Being a Day of Public Thanksgiving, by the Appointment of the General Assembly (Worcester: Isaiah Thomas, 1776. Evans 14830).