September 5, 1736

1736 September 5 (Sunday).  Mr. Swan a.m. on Ps. 25.14.  P.M. on Act. 17.31.  The Company I had to day was in a very great Measure Unavoidable — and what I could by no Means choose at this Time.  For although Mr. Swan’s help was very acceptable yet Mr. Wakefield was wholly unexpected.  It proved a great interruption to the Desired Exercises of my Birth Day.  But my Soul cannot but bless the Lord and magnifie his holy Name for the wondrous Preservation granted me this remarkable Year when there has been not only so much Sickness and Death in the Country, but when there has been such an observable Hand of God upon my own Family.  See Sept. 7.