April 5, 1772

1772 April 5 (Sunday).  The Day being bright we went on with Communion Exercises: not thinking it best to put off the Sacrament any longer.  Read Isa. 53.  Preached a. and p.m. on 1 Cor. 6.20, first part of the v.  Administered the Sacrament.  N.B. Mr. Silas Warrin of Grafton desired leave to partake.  I told him I consented if he was in Charity, especially if he was with his Minister.  He bowed as if consenting, and I proposed it to the Church, and none objected.  But after prayer he spoke out, and Said he did not know whether he understood me.  I replyed, that we must all be in Charity.  We could not now debate.  If he was in Charity he might — but he thought best to withdraw.  Deacon Bond dined here.  P.M. I read the Epistle to Philemon.