1772 October 18 (Sunday). Read Isa. 65. Preached on Hosea V.1-4. Mr. Waters dined here. P.M. Read 2 Pet. Ch. 1. Went on with the Subject from Luk. 8.18 and finished the Repetition of that Continuation of page 12 of Sermon on 2 Cor. 2.16 and in the Close delivered some Quickenings and Directions in the Duty of Charitable Contributions. After Sermon we had a Contribution for Mr. Samuel Fay. I fear it is but small. Many Persons have manifested great Dissatisfaction with him for what they have understood of his Conduct towards his Wife and Children — but I hope he is more humble and meek, now he is brought into so great Straits and Difficultys. May the Lord pity and re[lieve?] him — blessing to him what has been Collected this Day for him! The Lord pardon us wherein we have been deficient and accept graciously our Offering, be it more or less!