February 10, 1742

1742 February 10 (Wednesday).  By agreement with Mr. Cushing this Day was kept in a Religious Manner at my House (as a Time of Humilliation and Supplication) but as privately as we could: and I Sent Letters last week to the neighbouring ministers to Join with us in it that we might united implore Divine Direction in such an Extraordinary Day as this is, and that we might obtain the Out pouring of God’s Spirit upon us and our respective Charges — but none came but Mr. Cushing.  Mr. Cushing prayed.  I read a paper which I had drawn up on this Occasion and read Mr. Reynolds of Zeal[1] — and Mr. Lorings sermon on 1 Thess. 5.19.

[1]John Reynolds (1667-1727), Zeal a virtue: or, A discourse concerning sacred zeal (London: Printed for John Clark, and sold by Thomas Gittens and John Rogers, 1716).