1747 October 4 (Sunday). A.M. on Matt. 13.52. P.M. repeated sermon on Isa. 26.9. Many Grafton people at meeting; no preacher there. N.B. My great Distresses last night and this morning on account of my Negligence and unpreparedness. But the Lord be merciful to my unrighteousness and remember not against me my Transgressions. O may the Blood of the Great Sacrifice be accepted to make atonement. N.B. Captain Maynard here in the morning and informs me that his son is sick — and that my Daughter Molly is ill at Boston.