September 29, 1726

1726 September 29 (Thursday).  I preach’d a Lecture on Acts 8.21, preparitory to the Holy Communion.  When the Sacred Exercises were over I Stop’d the Brethren to propose to them a Method of Supporting the Elements at Sacrament by a Contribution every Sacrament.  For in time past they had proceeded in a Way that being more agreeable to what they were brought up in, they were urgent with me to allow, but it had frustrated the purpose.