1748 May 4 (Wednesday). Lieutenant Ward here. Mr. Whitney also. N.B. Had very free Talk and with some Earnestness about the Backwardness of people throughout the Land to Support their Ministers. Mr. Martyn came with his wife to see us — and din’d with us — Spent the p.m. here and went home at Eve. I griev’d that so little was Said of the State of Religion in our own Flocks. He brought me Mrs. Wheelers earnest Request to visit her.