June 28, 1775

1775 June 28 (Wednesday).  Expected Mr. P. Whitney to preach my Lecture but he did not come.  I preached my Self.  Text Isa. 55.2.  After the Blessing, Deacon Bond stood up and Desired the people to stay — whereupon he read a Paper from the Congress respecting the Assuming Government and Calling a General Assembly etc.  Ripley waits on my Daughters Forbes and Baldwin who are come from Cape Ann — and they lodge here.  We are again 19 in Family, a Number of which are infirm, viz. besides John, Hannah and Ben [?].