August 28, 1775

1775 August 28 (Monday).  The Dispensations of God are wonderful.  John is yet [torn] though he had no sleep last night.  N.B. Last Evening c[torn] sons Ebenezer from New Braintry [Alexander?] [from?]to see poor John — who is in the Valley of the Shadow of [torn] Mrs. P________ who continually tends upon John [torn].  Alexander returns to Leicester.  Ebenezer walks with me [torn] [marginal notation: his Sister, Bond, who is at Capt. Wheelocks, and Mr. Beriah] Ware who is sick at Deacon Woods [illegible] also to s[torn] of Mrs. Hemmingway [at Boston?] wife and Child are at Ashburnham — burys [illegible].  Mr. Benjamin Bradshaw and his [Brother Nathan?] cam[torn] being full, they leave us, and go further.  Ebenezer [watch?]es with John who is yet worse.  Mr. Loyd [illegible] [torn].  N.B. Mr. Jonathan Forbes here and examined.  I [illegible] him on what terms I was willing to admitt him, [torn] he was Satisfyed with my manner of Administration [and] [torn] Custom of this Church as it had been heretofore.  [torn]ing the late proceedings.  To which he consented [torn]peared to [torn]onsenting to what the Church had [illegible] [torn].