April 26, 1780

1780 April 26 (Wednesday).  General Fast throughout the States.  Preached on the Text above. In going to Meeting p.m. was informed that Mr. Whitney’s House of Northborough was burnt down this very noon.  I preached on Ps. 107.43 and took occasion frequently to apply it to the present Occurrence, so surprising and affecting!  May the Lord sanctifie it to the Sufferers and to us all!  The Brethren by desire was stayed to confer about the Adams Difficulty.  I manifested my Desire to keep it out of the Church, but they saw cause to appoint a number to go to her.  See Church Records.