February 28, 1736

1736 February 28 (Saturday).  P.M. Mr. Ivory Hovey here, and lodged here.  At Eve Some very uncomfortable Prospect respecting the Approach of Brother Samuel Hardy to the Communion.  Several perplexing Difficultys likely to occur if he doth.  I trust however that God Himself will graciously Order Matters in His Providence — that there may be escape from these Temptations and threatning Troubles!  I may not interpose without Danger of the public peace; I must discharge my Self in my sermon as prudently as I can, and leave the rest to God.