December 6, 1744

1744 December 6 (Thursday).  We accomplish’d the Arduous and Sorrowful Affair of Mr. Welds Separation and Dismission from his people.  Mr. Hall went away Home before the Solemn reading of the Result.  Mr. Peabody, Bucknam[1] and I invited Mr. Weld to our Pulpits and we all offer’d to preach a Lecture to the people at proper seasons.  Mr. Peabody and Bucknam to preach tomorrow.  Deacon Newton return’d Home in the Night, but Mr. Whipple stay’d to accompany me.

[1]Rev. Nathan Bucknam of East Medway(now Millis).