1766 August 24 (Sunday). Read Isa. 33. Mr. Bowman of Oxford preached for me a. and p.m. on Joh. 6.44, former part. He, his spouse, Mr. Cushing and Mrs. Maynard dined here. Read Joh. 5, former part. At Eve stopped the Church and proposed Mrs. Thankful Rice (wife of Ensign Josiah) and Mrs. Bowmans, to be dismissed — which was complyed with. N.B. Letter from William of his Designs etc. etc.