1774 January 27 (Thursday). The Day appointed for the Ordination of Mr. Chapman at Uxbridge. I desire to bear this Affair upon my Heart most tenderly before the Lord. May it please the Omnipresent, omnipotent and most gracious God, the God of Knowledge and who has the Hearts of all men in His Hands, to pity His own Cause, His own Servants and His people, grant Wisdom and Direction, Peace, Assistance and an happy Event! Remarkably Cold, Windy and tedious!