April 9, 1740

1740 April 9 (Wednesday).  Mr. Seccomb,[1] Mr. Stearns,[2] etc. came.  Mr. Stone preach’d the public Lecture upon Rom. 8.37.  N.B. Mr. Lorings Exceptions against the Doctrine deliver’d.  After Dinner I rode with Captain Joseph Willard[3] and Deacon Cooper[4] of Grafton to Shrewsbury to the Funeral of a Third of Mr. Cushing’s Children who dy’d by the Throat Disease.  A Melancholly Time!  I return’d home at Eve.

[1]Rev. John Seccomb of Harvard, Mass.

[2]Rev. David Stearns of Lunenberg.

[3]One of the founders of Grafton.

[4]Samuel Cooper.