1769 August 16 (Wednesday). Mr. Loring prayed at the Public Lecture. I preached on Prov. 4.18. Mr. Smith, to our surprize, came to Meeting. Mr. Benjamin Brigham Examined and approbated. I engaged him to preach for me when I shall be gone to Rochester as I [torn] secured Mr. Steward to preach for me next Sabbath [torn] as I purpose to go to Brookfield. Mr. Cushing wai[torn]is mother there, and on me home. Dr. Hawes and Wife visi[torn]r. Cushing lodges here.