1777 July 20 (Sunday). On Hos. 6.4. I was long, because I was desirous to finish the Subject. N.B. Breck went Express to Capt. Timothy Brigham with Orders from Col. Wheelock. Suse’s two sisters, Mindwell and Anna, dined here. P.M. preached on Mic. 220.127.116.11. Used former preparations to p. 6. At Col. Wheelocks desire I read an Order from the Council that all the people be furnished with Arms and Ammunition — and 6 Days provision — and be ready at a Minutes Warning. I appointed Communion — but on consideration of the public Troubles, the Business of the Season, and the Affliction of my Family, omitted the Lecture.