1775 January 31 (Tuesday). I visited old Mrs. Bruce who is ill. Conversed with her as one hopefully in Christ. Prayed with her — but I refused to dine there. I made what haste I could home; but arrived not, being on foot, till my Family had din’d. Read Mr. Lathrop’s Thanksgiving Sermon, as I have likewise Mr. Webster’s: both of them very Spirited; and, the former especialy, a very useful Discourse. I wrote to him, upon it.
Samuel Webster, The Misery and Duty (Boston, 1774). Evans 13,758. ???
John Lathrop (1739-1816), A Discourse Preached December 15th 1774 (Boston, 1774). Evans 13,370. Possibly 13,371 or 12,829.