1776 May 12 (Sunday). Preached again further on the Fruits and Effects of Faith, carrying on the Subject begun on Rom. 3.28, but now used that Text Rom. 9.33 from p. 67 to 72. Which may God graciously Succeed! P.M. on Isa. 55.5 from p. 149 to 155. Read the Congress’s Proclamation for a General Fast through the Provinces. Read also the Petition of Mr. Thomas Knowlton for a Contribution. N.B. at noon I Stopped and consulted the Deacons of the Church and Select Men of the Town, concerning the Petition aforesaid who advised to the Reading of it.