August 2, 1781

1781 August 2 (Thursday).  Mr. Brigham goes to Boston.  As I was writing to Mr. Quincy, Mr. Joseph Freeland came with urgency to have me visit his Sister, the Widow Hall at Hopkinton.  I had Mr. Nurse’s Horse to go there.  I first went to Mr. Fitch’s and dined there.  I attended the Lecture.  Mr. Kellogg preached on Joh. 15.12, “This is my Commandment, that ye love one another as I have loved you.”  Extremely thin Congregation.  After Meeting I went to Mr. Barretts to See the little and very confused remainder of his Books.  From thence I hastened to Mr. Joseph Freelands and there, Saw Mrs. Hall.  I conversed and prayed with her.  She appears to me to be much under the power of Hysteric Affections.  May God graciously visit and relieve her!