1772 September 13 (Sunday). When I was much Straitned and unprepared, a kind Providence cast in here Mr. Josiah Sherman of Woburn on his Journey home from New Haven Commencement. He preached for me a.m. on Rom. 7.13, last Clause — sin exceeding Sinful — and p.m. on Rom. 3.28. N.B. he read the Chapters where his text lay. May God grant grace to profit by these excellent and fervent Discourses, and reward the Preacher! I Baptized Mr. Bass’s Child — Hannah. Mr. Sherman returned at Eve to Capt. Benjamin Fay’s, from whence He came in the morning. Have the Sorrowful News that Cousen Nanny Davis was yesterday delivered of a Child: a Son! May God grant her true Repentance!