August 31, 1779

1779 August 31 (Tuesday).  I took a Walk to Mr. Abraham Bonds’ to visit him and his Wife, under their great Affliction by their son John’s continued Lameness.  I also went to see and talk with Mrs. Barns being under the Guilt of Fornication.  I solemnly called her to Repentance, and I spent some time with Francis’ Wife.  Then went to the Men who were out at plough.  When returned Home, I found here Rev. Mr. David Ripley of Abington in Connectic. who dined with me and went on his Way.