October 6, 1782

1782 October 6 (Sunday).  I did not begin with Singing — I broke off with Design; but neither was there so much as one Singer in the Place when I went.  I preached a. and p.m. on Ps. 42.  Am informed that dear Mr. Woodward expired yesterday!  Help, Lord!  The Godly Man ceaseth!  Will the Lord graciously pity the Widow and the Fatherless Children, and Supply the awful Vacancy, that they mayn’t be as Sheep without a Shepherd!  O that I might my Self be ready!  I repeated at Eve.  N.B. Several of our Church Committee went to Captain Morses after Evening Meeting, to Speak with one Mrs. Esther Cook, a Witness in the Case of Mr. Adams and his Wife.