1749 January 22 (Sunday). Read Genesis 18 and gave some Extracts from Mr. Ainsworth and some Observations of my own for an Exposition. Preached on John 12.26. Mr. Upham and Dodge from College din’d here. P.M. read Mat. 18 with some brief observations, and preached from 2 Pet. 1.5.6. The former part too unprepar’d, the body of the Discourse was from sermon on Titus 2.12 — add to their Knowledge of Temperance, from page 55 to 68. Because of what I had lately heard of some persons being overtaken with Drink, and some of them members of the Church.
Henry Ainsworth (d. 1622) was a prominent non-conformist minister who belonged to the Brownists. He wrote many works which were published in England.
Caleb Upham (Harvard 1744).
Ezekiel Dodge (Harvard 1749).