February 11, 1750

1750 February 11 (Sunday).  Read Exod. 15, beginning, but not having as yet given the Exposition of the Close of Chapter 14, which exhibits the Ground and Occasion of that famous song, I made that the Exercise for the Forenoon instead of a Sermon.  My wife and I din’d at Justice Bakers.  P.M. read Luke 16.  Preach’d on Numb. 23.10.  Occasion’d by the Death both of my dear Sister Willard and old Mr. Thomas Knowlton a very godly and worthy man, whose Decease, though he was very aged and infirm is greatly to be lamented; and we have much reason to wish our Death and last End might be like his.  My son Thomas at meeting p.m.