October 17, 1770

1770 October 17 (Wednesday).  Breck and his Company return to Upton.  Deacon Wood offers to come and husk tomorrow afternoon, and to promote it among others, if I liked it.  I could not but yield to him to do as he pleased, though Joseph had intended to do it himself.  Mr. Stone came, his Wife and her aged Mother came with her — and dined with us.  Mr. Stone preached my Lecture on Luk. 5.8 — “depart from me for I am a sinful man, O Lord.”  O that God would bless it to my, and the people’s, highest Benefit!  I was Sorry there were so few at Meeting.  It is to be Mr. Stones Lecture tomorrow: but for several Reasons was willing to excuse Me.  He left me a Number more of Mr. Lords MSS.