December 16, 1764

1764 December 16 (Sunday).  Omit Reading a.m. by Reason of the Season and my having a long Exercise which I can neither divide nor Shorten.  It was upon Mat. XVI.22.23.  Dr. Rice and Master Cushing dined here.  P.M. read Mark 1 from v. 23 to the End.  Preached on Mat. XVI, chiefly v. 27, having handled verses 24, 25, 26 heretofore.  At Eve read in Mr. R. Bolton from page 100 to 121.  Billy is taken ill, and goes to bed with an ague.  And Mrs. P________ not able to go to Sleep or lie in Bed by reason of her Smarting Legg.