April 12, 1757

1757 April 12 (Tuesday).  I rode to Southborough, it being Ministers Meeting there.  For Mr. Barret at whose House it was appointed to be excused himself through want of Hay.  There were but few present.  Messrs. Cushing, Martyn, Smith, and Mellen.  Neither Conc[ioto?]r nor Lecturer came.  Mr. Stone read us a Discourse on Rom. 13.14.  There were no Collections, but a passage I read out of Mr. Lorings Convention sermon, concerning ministers union Friendship, and Meeting together.[1]  This I would have to be transcribed and sent to him, since he so unreasonably withdraws and separates himself, and this they thought was very fit to be done.

[1] Israel Loring, Ministers Insufficient of Themselves Rightly to Discharge the Duties of Their Sacred Calling, Shewed in a Sermon Preached at the Convention of Ministers of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, N.E. at Boston.  On Thursday, May 27. 1742 (Boston: Printed by Tho. Fleet, for D. Henchman in Cornhill, 1742).  Evans 4990.