September 15, 1778

1778 September 15 (Tuesday).  I rode to Ministers Meeting at Stow and dined there.  Messrs. Stone, Smith, Whitney and Biglow there.  Mr. Newell prayed.  Mr. Stone read a part of his late Sermon on Murder — and added one particular kind of Murder, that of murdering Minsters.  The next Meeting to be at my House the 3d Tuesday of next month.  N.B. The Old Lady very infirm.  I rode to my Son Williams at Concord, and lodged there — Had many serious Reflections as on my finishing my 75th Year.  May I have deep and thorough Sense of it!  And my devout Aspirations be accepted by a gracious God through Jesus Christ my only Advocate!