1770 December 30 (Sunday). Preached a.m. on Act. 4.12. Was obliged to write more than for one Exercise, but, with my reading on the Subject, could not prepare for another — and it being at the Conclusion of the Year, I chose something that might be seasonable and pathetic, therefore delivered what I could of the Two Discourses on Ps. 39.6, first part, but was obliged to [pretermit?] some paragraphs, here and there, as I now and then supplyed Some passages unavoidably, extempore. I would humbly beseech God to give Success! And especially to make suitable application my Self. At Eve read in the Family Dr. Owen of Spiritual mindedness, which I find is very instructing and awakening.