September 27, 1775

1775 September 27 (Wednesday).  According to the Agreement of Church and people, we kept this Day as a Day of Fasting and Prayer.  A.M. I opened the Solemnity with Prayer.  Mr. Stone preached an excellent Sermon on Job 1.21.  P.M. Mr. Stone prayed, and I preached.  Text was Rev. 6.8.  May god be pleased to pardon, hear and accept us!  N.B. Mr. Simon Bellows’ Child, Mary, of 3 years was buryed this Morning — but I could not attend upon it.[1]  I hear that old Mr. Ebenezer Chamberlain prayed at the House of mourning.

[1]Molly, dau. of Simeon and Rebecca Bellows, b. July 20, 1773; d. Sept. 25, 1775; Westborough Vital Records, 18, 229