October 17, 1773

1773 October 17 (Sunday).  Preached at Grafton, a.m. on Mark XIV.14.15.  Administered there the Sacrament of the Lords Supper, and dined at Mr. Jonathan Wheeler’s.  P.M. preached on Ps. 139.23.24.  All Success depends on God.  I implored pardoning Mercy, His gracious acceptance and Concurrence!  The Vows of God are upon me: O that I might perform them!  Returned to Mr. Merriams at Eve, and lodged there.  The Deacon and his Wife came there to Supper.  Mr. Grosvenor (having preached at Westborough a.m. on Phil. 3.19 and p.m. on Prov. 13.7) returned,  and Lodged with me at Mr. Merriams.  N.B. Lieut. Phinehas Leland lies dead: am informed that he dyed (hopefully) in Christ.  And Blessed are the Dead that dye in the Lord!  By desire, I appointed the Funeral.  O that we might be followers of them that through Faith and Patience inherit etc.