1736 March 28 (Sunday). Detained from the public Service by the Ague. I have drawn one Blister after another: and by them at length came relief. Dr. Colmans Sermon on Mat. 25, (I think) v. 8, was read a.m. and his Excellent Sermon on the Fast which God hath Chosen, p.m., and the Proclamation for the Fast next Thursday was read.
Benjamin Colman, The Fast Which God Hath Chosen: A Sermon Preached at the Lecture in Boston March 21. 1734 Preparatory to an Appointed Day of Publick Fasting and Prayer (Boston: S. Kneeland and T. Green, 1734). Evans 3759.
[Proclamation. 1736 Feb. 26] By His Excellency Jonathan Belcher, Esq; … A proclamation for a general fast. … Thursday the first day of April next … Given at the Council chamber in Boston, the twenty-sixth day of February, 1735 [new style, 1736]… (Boston: Printed by J. Draper, printer to his excellency the governour and Council., ). Shipton & Mooney, 40098