1776 March 7 (Thursday). Public Fast. I preached a.m. on Rev. XIV.6.7. P.M. used 6 pages of Sermon on Jer. 12.3 and some Hints of Application in loose papers, and divers Extemporaneous Addresses. After the Blessing we made a Collection for Mr. Malachi Nichols of Munson, and gathered £220.127.116.11 lawful money for him: which was brought here by the Deacons, and I took it under my Care. May God graciously hear Our Prayers, bless the word delivered, and accept our Alms!