1770 October 3 (Wednesday). To Day, as I have been informed, the General Court keep a Fast at Cambridge, to Seek the Lord under their present Distress. And Mr. Appleton and Mr. Cook are desired to conduct the Exercises. It was not convenient for me to go. I therefore joined with them as I could, at home. May the Lord be gracious and accept our Supplications. And O that God would please to grant wisdom and Direction in this Difficult Juncture! I have turned my Meditations to Isa. 22.5. “For it is a Day of Trouble” etc. And write upon it.