1775 February 19 (Sunday). Preached a.m. on the subject of 1 Thess. 5.19 but nam’d for my Text of this Exercise Ps. 78.40 from page 41 to the End of page 46. P.M. I considered the present dark and distressing Times, and therefore I preached on Isa. 22.12 to page 10. Mrs. Joanna Fay Sick. Received a Letter (dated the 10th and 11th) from Mr. Quincy, on our Political Affairs. My Thoughts are much engaged on our public state. My Daughter Hannah went out to Meeting. Blessed be God for His great Goodness therein!