November 25, 1764

1764 November 25 (Sunday).  Very Cold; omitted the Public Reading by reason of the extreme Weather and what we had to do to Day.  Preached a.m. on Ps. 116.14.  Administered the Lords Supper.  Deacon Tainter, Master Cushing and Mrs. Maynard dined here.  P.M. preached on Mat. 26.48 and read v. 9.  I acquainted the Church with the Request of Simon Newton and his wife (Bridget) to have two of their Children baptized, of their having owned the Covenant, one in Bedford, and he had been for his Certificat, but was disappointed by Reason of the Ministers being from home; but that he designed to obtain it as Soon as he could.  The Other had owned the Covenant at Southborough.  They both had enjoyed privilege at each place abovesaid.  That they had neglected their Duty of a long time, through various Accidents but were sorry for it — and prayed the ordinance might be administered, if not on his, yet on her Account.  I proposed it; and no objection being made, I baptized ‘em.