1779 May 6 (Thursday). General Fast throughout the United States. The forenoon exercises were (not designedly) exceeding long. A.M. on the text requested by Ensign Warren, viz. 1 Chron. 4.10, but I read and made some remarks upon v. 9. P.M. Used part of sermon on Jer. 8.5, but with many enlargements. O that God would please to accept our sacrifices, and quicken us to conform to his holy Word! Col. Job. Cushing, Major Ezra Beeman were at meeting p.m., and refreshed themselves with us at eve. They were here upon the Business of Raising a number of Men to go to Rhode Island.