1752 November 22 (Wednesday). North West Wind very Cold this morning — Tis the Day appointed for the Ordination of Mr. Jacob Cushing at Waltham. May he be strong in the Grace which is in Christ Jesus! Am debarr’d the pleasure of Waiting upon it, but may God be with me in my Solitude! Mr. Joseph Goodale and his Wife, from Grafton, for Boston din’d here. Billy from t’other House informs me that his Brothers return’d from Brookfield last Night. Billy rides p.m. to Mr. Joseph Batchellors at Grafton.
Jacob (Harvard 1748), the son of the Reverend Job Cushing of Shrewsbury, served the First Congregational Church of Waltham, 1752-1809. Sibley, XII, 252-257.