1726 June 12 (Sunday). I could not go to Meeting. I would humble myself before God for my former Negligence and unfaithfullness on this Blessed Day which justly Deserves the Divine Frowns. I Beseech God to assist me by his Grace to greater Diligence and Zeal and Constancy in his Service, especially in my Great work on this Day for the Future.
I Sent a sermon to the meeting house but there being but 3 or 4 Men there they returned to my house. Most of the people were gone to Meeting in neighbouring Towns. There were Worcester people here for Mr. Burr was ill. It was doubtfull whether there would be any Meeting at Shrewsbury for Mr. Cushing Broke his Arm some Time since and has not been able to preach for 2 Sabbaths. The Time look’d very Melancholly. It show’d in a Lively Light the great Priviledge of Comfortable free Enjoyment of the Lords Day.
Reverend Isaac Burr of Worcester.
Reverend Job Cushing of Shrewsbury.