1778 June 16 (Tuesday). I sat out for East Sudbury — went by Mr. Stones, and took him with me, to the Ministers Meeting. Mr. Smith was not there. He had gone a Journey. Mr. Bridge prayed, preached on 2 Cor. 12.15 (The Text the Rev. Prentice preached on when I was ordained). One of the Cases Proposed to the Association was Mr. Whitneys, viz. what had best be done about Deacon Livermores Wife [illegible] continues to offer herself to the Communion. Answer Let the Church [pick a?] Committee to determine it.
[After the Meeting?] I rode to Weston, to Visit Mr. William Blair Townsend — [but he Expired?] about 10 o’Clock Aet. 55. At Mrs. [Townsends and the?] only Sons Request I lodged there. I [illegible] as he was my generous Friend, but especially as he was [virtuous?] charitable and public-spirited Man. “Help Lord” etc!