1776 June 9 (Sunday). Was so hoarse I endeavoured to excuse myself from preaching but I was compelled to try. My Text was Rom. 15.2. I found it so difficult to Speak that I refused in the p.m. Mr. Forbes preached on 2 Cor. 5.20. At Eve We went, by Special Invitation, to Mrs. Saunders’s (Widow of the late honorable William Saunders, and Daughter of Rev. Smith of Falmouth), a worthy, pious and agreeable Lady; and treated us with great Respect. After our Visit there, I walked, with divers to accompany, to the Burying Place, to See my Daughter Forbes’s Grave. O might I be adequately affected, and Suitably prepared!