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