August 2, 1780

1780 August 2 (Wednesday).  Rode to Shrewsbury.  Mr. Fairbank came here and was my Company to Mr. Sumner’s: where I dined.  Preached his Lecture to an extremely thin Auditory.  Text Rev. 14.6-7.  After Lecture came Mr. Whitney to Mr. Sumner’s House.  N.B. Col. Symmes’ Widow there also.  At eve arose a Thunder Storm.  I lodged at Dr. Crosby’s.