May 25, 1779

1779 May 25 (Tuesday).  I sent for Mr. Elisha Forbes, who came and told me he would take care of his uncle’s nine sheep, that they may not trouble me any more.  No Mr. Bradish though I staid at home to wait on him.  At half after 10 I received his Letter to be laid before the Church.  P.M. Church Meeting, but not till after three by reason of the member’s Delinquency.  Mr. Bradish came — his paper read.  I answered it.  Many debates ensued.  At length he confesses in such a manner as that the Church voted Acceptance, and for the Sake of peace, I conceived it best to forgive him, and thus we emerged from this Difficulty, for which I am heartily thankful!  We began and ended with prayer.