August 23, 1760

1760 August 23 (Saturday).  Mr. Joseph Bruce here and manifests his uneasiness at Mr. Welmans preaching here.  He wants to be Examined in order to his joining with the Church — but I am so engaged in my preparation for the Sabbath that I Can’t attend upon it.  Young Mr. Dorr here.  Dined here.  Wants to know when I will go and preach at Providence Town, where he has the Care of the Pulpit.  But I cannot give any Encouragement about it.  Mr. Fessenden here also.  I rode to Shrewsbury and lodged at Mrs. Cushings.