January 5, 1766

1766 January 5  (Sunday).  Exceeding Cold.  Omitted public Reading by reason of the extremity of the Weather.  Preached a. and p.m. on that Solemn subject contained in Isa. 6.9.10, which may God be pleased to bless to me and all that heard!  Messrs. Fessenden and Cushing and Mrs. Maynard dined here.  Old Ensign Miller dyed this Morning.  At Eve my Wife reading in Mr. Webb on the 4 last Things, particularly [punishments?] in Hell.  It was very affecting and I added a warm Exhortation to divers of my Children who were by.  O that God would please to impress us [deeply?] and effectually!