1775 February 1, 2 (Wednesday, Thursday). Am further looking over such Books as I have concerning Consociation of Churches — and Particularly Dr. S. Mathers Apology; and make some Remarks thereon. At Eve (of the 2d) my Son Samuel has sent The Kings Speech to both Houses of Parliament and their Answers — with the Protests of 9 Lords — which proceedings now seem to Settle the sad Destiny of the Colonys, and especially of unhappy Massachusetts. May God most gracious and merciful look with tender Pity on us! O that He would prepare us for the awful Event! Breck went to Mr. Samuel Fays, and tryed to make up with him. Had Deacon Wood to assist him in it — but in Vain.
Samuel Mather, An Apology for the Liberties of the Churches in New England (Boston, 1738; Evans 4275).
Possibly Evans 42,841, the speech of Nov. 30, 1774.