October 14, 1744

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.