October 1, 1745

1745 October 1 (Tuesday).  Fast at Hopkinton on account of the sorrowful Divisions and Separations among them.  Mr. Loring and Mr. Hall there, but Mr. Messinger,[1] who was sent to also, did not come. I began with Prayer a.m. and Mr. Hall preach’d on Mat. 6.12.  Mr. Loring p.m. both pray’d and preach’d.  His Sermon on Mat. 5.4.  May it please God to accept this Day!  and have Compassion on his People!  We all lodg’d at Mr. Barretts.  N.B. Mr. Commissary Price held a Lecture among his people to Day also; and I had reason to suppose that Mr. Joseph Wheeler of Westborough was with Mr. Price and solliciting him to preach a Lecture at his House.

[1]Rev. Henry Messenger of Wrentham.