1758 September 14 (Thursday). Day of public Prayer and Thanksgiving on Account of the Reduction of Cape Briton and its Dependencies; and the present Critical State of our publick Affairs relating to the War. I preached on those words in Ps. 2.11 — rejoice with Trembling. Was not successfull in any of my Invitations or Endeavours to have Strangers or Widows dine with us. Mr. Ebenezer Rice, his wife and divers Children ill.