1765 November 10 (Sunday). Omitted Public Reading because I Should have so great Occasion to use so much of the Chapter I designed to preach upon. It was Esther 3. My Text was in v. 15. “And the Decree was given at Shushan the Palace — but the City Shushan was perplexed.” Miss Betty Gott and Miss Hephzibah Maynard dined with us. P.M. read Hos. 9 because of the present Times; and preached on v. 12, using my former preparations with some Additions according to the present Aspects.