1779 September 10 (Friday). Alexander leaves us to go to Ashburnham and then home. I thought it my Duty to visit Mrs. Lamson to rejoice with her and stir her up to the Duty of Dedicating her child to God. P.M. came Mr. Charles Stearns of Leominster and lodged here. N.B. He informs that Mr. Whitney of Petersham dyed on Wednesday. At eve came Mr. John Belknap and Mr. Daniel Forbes. They want that Mr. Dan. Adams should be desired to forbear coming to the Sacrament. I dont consent without they write and sign it, which they do.