1761 January 18 (Sunday). Snow Storm, yet not very tedious. I had prepared a sermon on the Occasion of the Baptism of my Son, which could not be well divided, and would make the Exercises too long if I read. Therefore omitted publick reading: and because the forenoon Exercise was also unavoidably long also for the Season, therefore omitted Reading both parts of the Day. Text a.m. was Act. 1.7. P.M. was Gen. 33.5. I baptized my infant, Elias. May JEHOVAM be both his and my God! Cousen Maynard dined here; as did Mr. Bowman. N.B. Old Capt. Forbush’s Wife ill with a grievous Sore.