June 17, 1746

1746 June 17 (Tuesday).  My Wife and I were purposing to Visit Mr. Martyn and his, but Mr. Buckminster[1] with his spouse came a.m. and din’d with us, but we prosecuted our Design.  At Mr. Martyns were Mr. Goss[2] and his Wife, and Mr. Martyns Landlord and Landlady Sawyer.  I beg of God that the Correspondence which I now settle may be for his Glory and our mutual good, and that of the Societys respectively under our Care!  At Eve when we return’d home my wife was ill, and full of Pain.

[1]Reverend Joseph Buckminister [that is, Buckminster], minister of the First Congregational Church in Rutland.

[2]The Reverend Thomas Goss of Bolton.