August 16, 1769

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.