February 12, 1749

1749 February 12 (Sunday).  I rode to Southborough and met Mr. Smith coming here.  I preach’d for Mr. Stone (who was present) on occasion of his dear Spouse’s Decease.  Text a.m. Ez. 24.16.[1]  P.M. on Mat. 24.44.[2]  Mr. Nicols of Boston among us.  I return’d at Eve.

[1][Additional note: Ezekiel 24:16, “Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine eyes with a stroke: yet neither shalt thou mourn nor weep, neither shall thy tears run down.”]

[2][Additional note: Matthew 24:44, “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”]