August 15, 1780

1780 August 15 (Tuesday).  Though it was a very hot Day, I rode to Southborough, hoping to meet the other Brethren who would associate there — but no other Members came.  We nevertheless improved the Opportunity in Prayer and attendance on a Discourse Mr. Stone read on Gal, and I read an Extract from Cicero on Old Age, Ch. XIX.  Mr. Stone has lately been exercised with the Gravel, and particularly last Lord’s Day.  P.M. did not go to Meeting, but is somewhat better.  I returned at eve.  Mr. Elijah here de die in diem.  His Brother Josiah is gone to Medway in order to Miss Eliz. Beal’s Return to Westborough again.