February 4, 1773

1773 February 4 (Thursday).  Rev. Josiah Thatcher of Gorham Town, going to Lebanon, calls and dines here.  Acquaints me with Squire Solomon Lombards conduct, especially in turning to the Church of England.  N.B. He has been heretofore Pastor of the Church in Gorham.  Also that Dr. Whitaker meets with much Difficulty in Salem.  O that God would Pity all of us who are in the Ministry and grant the Grace, so absolutely necessary, that we may give no offence in any thing that the Ministry be not blamed!  May God grant to me His gracious and most needed presence at all Times!  And blessed be God for the happy Peace we here enjoy!  May it be continued and duely improved by us!  Letter from my Son Samuel inviting to his Wedding.