October 2, 1745

1745 October 2 (Wednesday).  We were desirous to return home, but the Church being, by agreement together for a Conference, importun’d us urgently to tarry and be present with them at the Meeting House and Mr. Loring open’d their meeting with prayer.  Their Conference rose to no purpose.  We left them and they soon dispers’d.  We din’d and parted.  I return’d home (having Lieutenant Aaron Forbushs Horse upon this Journey) though very much griev’d that such a season for reconcilement was lost.  At my House found Elihu Lyman[1] of Northampton (a young graduate of Yale College) and with him Mrs. Esther Edwards, on a Journey to Boston. And by and by came also Mr. Sergeant of Stockbridge and his wife, on their return home from Boston.

[1]Elihu Lyman (YC 1745). DYG 2:49-50.