January 18, 1761

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.