October 5, 1744

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.