April 20, 1778

1778 April 20 (Monday).  [illegible] Goddard preaching at Marlborough, came here to desire me to change with him on the ensuing Fast.  But I was obliged to deny him, by reason of Mr. John Forbes’ Case.  Mr. Joseph Grout and his Wife called here, being about to Visit their unhappy Sister, to enquire into the Cause of her Troubles and Sufferings.  Mrs. Forbes, though she was thought to be in a dying state, yet continues breathing.