May 31, 1781

1781 May 31 (Thursday).  Mr. Isaac Johnson came with the heavy Tidings, that Mr. Stone expired about 7 o’Clock a.m.  Alas! my Brother!  Help, Lord!  The Godly cease the Righteous fail [illegible] do not Thou forsake us!  Mr. Johnson dines here and goes to Dr. Hall.  Deacon Chamberlain here in his Returning home.  He tells me Mr. Mellen is Mr. Mccarty’s Second for the Convention sermon of day.  It is now 20 Years since I preached it.  Brother Stone I hope is gone to the Grand Convention above.  Mr. Cushing came — but at Eve went to Shrewsbury.