December 24, 1749

1749 December 24 (Sunday).  The Weather somewhat troublesome.  A.M. I read Exod. 12.11 to 20, gave some brief unwritten Remarks or Glances — preach’d a. and p.m. on Jer. 6.16.  Din’d at Esq. Bakers, Molly at Mr. Ebenezer Rice’s, and Lucy at Mr. Abner Newtons.  P.M. read Luke 11, latter part.  In returning home at Eve call’d in at Mr. Hezekiah Pratts, whose youngest Child lyes dead.  N.B. It gave me great Relief to be so seasonably prepar’d for the Sabbath and Exercises were perform’d with much more pleasure.  My Heart also was not altogether unaffected.  Blessed be God for it.