1757 August 16 (Tuesday). William Stone goes into the service in stead of my son Thomas but he has my Gun and my Mare. The Association meets here, viz. Mr. Cushing, Barrett, Stone, Smith, and Morse. Mr. Morse gave an Exercise on Rev. 3.1.2. At night Mr. Barrett went up to Capt. Woods to lodge there. N.B. The public Troubles much increase for we hear that there is a French Fleet come to Louisbourg, of 20 Sail and 10,000 Troops: and can’t understand that Lord Loudon has Sailed from Hallifax. Former Troubles were but Drops; now our Distresses come down in full Shower and storms. Amon did not work for me.