December 25, 1736

1736 December 25 (Saturday).  M [blank] Potter of Leicester (a Quaker) here.  I delivered him the works of Mr. William Dell[1] which I had borrowed some time since of Lieutenant Baker.  And I lent him five Discourses by the Author of the snake in the Grass.[2]

[1]Possibly William Dell (c. 1607-1669), Several sermons and discourses of William Dell Minister of the Gospel (London: Printed [by R. White] for [Hen. Cripps, Lod. Lloyd and] Giles Calvert, at the sign of the Black-Spread-Eagle, at the West-end of Pauls towards Ludgate, [1652 [i.e. 1651]).

[2]Charles Leslie, Five discourses by the author of The snake in the grass viz. On water baptism, episcopacy, primitive heresie of the Quakers, reflections on the Quakers, a brief account of the Socinian trinity ; to which is added a preface to the whole (London: Printed for C. Boone, W. Keblewhite, and G. Strahan, 1700).