1744 October 5 (Friday). George Reed came with a Message from Grafton from Drury and Hardy to go up. I rode up and p.m. the Council took under Consideration the aggrieved Brethrens Complaint of Reverend Mr. Prentice’s Disgust at my sermon on their Fast in September 1743, and I was Desir’d to produce my Notes. At their request I read the disquieting Prayer — and after a Short Debate withdrew. At Eve Mr. Hall preach’d a Lecture (while the Council were in their Debates in private) on Job 22.21, a very savoury and usefull sermon. The Lord graciously bless it to my Spiritual Profit! Return’d home Mr. James Fay and wife being in Company.