1744 October 14 (Sunday). Lords Day Morning, rose early and was more Comfortable. Rode up Home and preach’d all Day, repeating (with alterations and additions) Sermon on Mat. 26.41. This I was prevail’d with to do though I had preach’d ‘em once or Twice before, because they were so seasonable after Grafton Council — and suitable for us likewise seeing Such a Trying Time is before us, next week, when the General Courts Report on our Northside People’s Petition is propos’d to be made. A Thin Congregation many having thought I would not return from Boston so soon.