March 20, 1726

1726 March 20 (Sunday).  I preach’d on the same Text as Last Sabbath.  Jason Badcock an illegitimate born Child presented by Mr. Joseph Wheeler was Baptiz’d.  That I might warrant this practice by Suitable Defence thereof I consulted our gravest New England Divines, Increase Mather, etc., First, and then Foreign most Judicious as van Mastericht (as well as those of our own Nation) Ames, etc.