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.