June 20, 1770

1770 June 20 (Wednesday).  Mr. Loring preached the Lecture on Gen. 8.21, those words, “the Imagination of the Heart of Man is evil from his Youth.”  Still no other Ministers came.  P.M. when Mr. Loring would return home, I waited on him a few miles, and then turned to Mr. Benjamin Brighams to get help in Preaching whilst I Should go to preach at Ashby but Mr. Brigham was gone up to a new Town to preach a Number of Sabbaths.  Returned home at Eve.  Dr. Joslin calls, and lodges here.