September 24, 1775

1775 September 24 (Sunday).  Preached a. and P.M. on Mat. 25.39, last Clause.  Hear that a fourth Child of Mr. Elijah Hardy is dead.[1]  At noon time I stopped the Church and proposed to turn our next [Lecture?] into a Fast.  They freely voted it.  P.M. laid it before the Congregation, and they all, Church and Congregation, [illegible] lifted up their Hands.

[1]Prudence, dau.  of Elijah and Martha Hardy, b. Jan. 26, 1771; d. Sept. 23, 1775; Westborough Vital Records, 58, 241.