July 29, 1742

1742 July 29 (Thursday).  Capt. Goddard called to acquaint me with the Sorrowful News of the Death of the Rev. and worthy Mr. James Stone[1] of Holliston, who dyed yesterday and to be buryed to day.  O that God would make this providence awakening to Me and to all, especially in the Ministry round about!  O that we might take Heed to the Ministry which we have received of the Lord to fulfill it!  for Blessed is that servant etc.!

[1]James Stone (1704-1742), Harvard 1724, minister at Holliston, 1728-1742; SHG, 7:442-44.