November 19, 1749

1749 November 19 (Sunday).  Was much disquieted with Mrs. Mehitabel Brigham who neglected to bring her Relation to me till this Morning, nay till I was going into the Meeting House.  Read Exod. 8, preach’d from Ps. 26.6, improving and repeating the Heads in Sermon on 1 Cor. 11.26, from page [blank] to page [blank].  Administered the Lords Supper.  Din’d at Deacon Newtons also my wife, and Sister Lydia.  Molly and Lucy were at the Deacons but had dinners of their own.  P.M. omitted the reading — and instead of a Sermon gave the Exposition of the forenoon Chapter; Somewhat enlarg’d.  It was a Somewhat Cold Day –and I stood it with Difficulty: But would bless God for that measure of Strength and Comfort which I am favoured with.  Was at home some while before sunsett.  I reflect with a great deal of shame and sorrow on my scantiness and Barrenness; but the Week past has been a Time of much Engagement, and I could not well imagine I Should have full Preparation for the Sabbath.  May God pitty my Weakness and forgive my Defects!