February 11, 1746

1746 February 11 (Tuesday).  I rode out to see old Mr. Rogers and his wife who were Sick.  Then to see old Mr. Whipple, where was his son Francis. Talk’d of the present Confusion of the Town in both precincts.  I went also to see Captain Baker, and Spent Some with him upon the Public Affairs in Town and Precinct. Debated amicably and parted Peaceably.  Reckon’d with his Son Samuel. Neighbour Samuel Hardy Swingling Flax. Bright day but windy and Cold. N.B. I sent for Mr. Whipple and talk with him again upon the Confus’d state of the Town and precinct.  P.M. was at Captain Maynards. N.B. About the Time a New Trouble Still blew up: which Neighbour Beriah Rice acquaint’d me with, viz. Robert Bradish went from one house to another Exclaiming against Last Sabbath afternoon sermon, as being Corrupt and Damnable Doctrine — So much in Defence of Grace and to the Disparagement of Works in point of Justification before God.  But ‘tis a Favor that when this kind of Trial arises, I am complain’d of upon such Occasion as This. The Lord grant me suffering Grace in Suffering Time!