1750 April 8 (Sunday). Read Exod. 19 from number 7, ad fin. and Exposition of which was the forenoon Exercise. I din’d at Justice Bakers; my Wife and divers others came home. Patty Pannell and little Susan stay’d at the Meeting House. P.M. read Luke 22 and to 38th number and since there have been Such a Number of Deaths of Late (which I have been inform’d of) of persons I have been acquainted with, but especially that I might drop a Tear over my Friend Mr. Messenger, I preach’d on Zech. 1.5, and my own Soul be suitable affected and profited hereby!