June 24, 1778

1778 June 24 (Wednesday).  I rode to over to Northborough Lecture, which Mr. Newell preached from Phil. 2.12.  N.B. Mr. Sumner was there, and disliked the sermon: discovered his Disgust to me.  He did not (as he conceived) sufficiently assert the Necessity of the Special Operation of the Holy Spirit in Conversion.  Mr. Whitney Stopped the Church for the Enquiry into Deacon Livermores Wife’s Case.  They pray her not to partake and appoint a Committee to look more distinctly into the Cause.  I rode with Mr. Sumner to Shrewsbury.  We called to see Madam Trowbridge, at General Wards.  I lodged at Mr. SumnersBreck, Sarah and Sophy Set out for Boston — have Neighbour Newtons Chaise.