July 10, 1759

1759 July 10 (Tuesday).  Mr. Twitchell mows for me all Day notwithstanding it was very rainy.  I am reading Persian Letters.  N.B. The melancholly account of Mr. Ponds unhappy Conduct, at Narragansett No. 6.[1]  May God Sanctify it to my own humbling and Caution!  And O that He would pity all his Ministers under their Many Temptations and Infirmitys and remember the gracious promise “Lo I am with you etc.”  The Children much better.  All of them go abroad, though they are weak still.

[1]Other than Parkman’s reference to the “melancholy account,” Clifford K. Shipton was unable to learn anything more about the dismissal of Daniel Pond (1724-c. 1797), Harvard Class of 1745, from his ministry in Templeton; SHG 11:567-68.