December 17, 1749

1749 December 17 (Sunday).  Cold and rugged Weather.  Mrs. Chamberlin rode with my wife and Daughter Lucy and me in our slay.  Read part of Exod. 12 and made the Exposition to be a.m. Sermon.  My wife and Billy and I din’d at Esq. Bakers.  I lengthen’d the Time to an Hour and half Intermission.  P.M. read Luke 11.14 to 37.  Preach’d on Jer. 6.16.  Neighbour Eliezer Rice and his wife (though so Cold a Day) went to Meeting at Grafton.  My Lucy din’d at Mr. Abner Newtons.  But O that we may be made willing to undergoe unavoidable Difficultys in getting to the Place of worship for the Sake of Communion with God.  I have lov’d the Habitation of thine House, says David, and the place where thine Honour dwelleth.