1778 April 19 (Sunday). Considering the shameful Delinquency of many persons in attending upon the public worship I preached on Ps. 27.[4?], which may God graciously accept and bless! Miss Mindwell Brigham dined here. I propounded Dr. Hawes and his Wife. Read Mr. John Forbes’s Petition for a Contribution — stayed the Church [and?] read Mr. Smith’s Letter from the Church in Marlborough concerning his Dismission from the Ministry. After Meeting I hasted up to Capt. Fishers to see Mrs. Forbes who is extreme Low.