1766 December 14 (Sunday). By Reason of Mr. Fessendens complying, in Words, with my Desire that he would preach for me to Day, I did not finish the sermon I was composing, but depended upon him. I looked for him till I was obliged to put myself into some Capacity to preach my self. He came not — neither sent me any Message. I went to the Meeting House. I prayed — omitted Reading — I was obliged to repeat Sermon on Eccl. 8.13. At noon heard Mr. F. was sick. Mr. Cushing dined here. No word from Mr. F. I preached p.m. repeating sermon on Luk. 13.25 and read to v. 24. In the Evening read Mr. Bolton in my Family.