1781 May 3 (Thursday). General Fast through out the States. Preached on Mat. 24.12. I had Spent a great deal of Time in preparing upon this very suitable Text (Sufficient for a Sermon) but by Accident I found a Set of Sermons which I had made and preached on the Same, yet it was so many years since, that I chose those Notes rather, both a. and p.m. but in delivering I added as the present times among the people were. At Eve I read in the Family principal sketches of Mr. Barker in Morning Exercise on Fasting, from Mark 2.20. May God grant His Blessing, and graciously accept!