April 21, 1750

1750 April 21 (Saturday).  Brother Hicks here from Cambridge and brings me the very Sorrowfull News of the Death of my Reverend and valuable Pastor, Mr. Webb of Boston.  May God Sanctifie this Dispensation to me, to the Bereaved Flock at the New North in Boston, and to the bereaved Colleague, and Family in particular!  We have great reason to mourn and grieve for the Interest of Religion in this Day when such Sound, pious, usefull Men are, one after another removed from us.  O that God would have mercy on us when So many Sad Aspects appear!  N.B. Remarkable Gusts of Wind.