March 26, 1749

1749 March 26 (Sunday).  My Thoughts had wrought very much about my Preparations, having had but little Time, and many avocations and Encumbrances, in so large a Family.  Yet God was pleas’d to assist beyond all my Deserts [sic].  I desire to bemoan my slothfulness and Negligence but would humbly rely upon the infinite Grace and Mercy of God in Christ to pardon my many Defects.  I preach’d upon 1 John 3.3 a. and p.m.  Mrs. (Beriah’s) Rice and Mrs. (John) Chamberlin din’d here.