December 2, 1750

1750 December 2 (Sunday).  Dr. Gott being ill, his son Benjamin came and dress’d Billy’s Leg, which (through Gods Mercy) was effected without any more bleeding.  In the Public Service (to which I went somewhat late, 7 minutes after Eleven when I got here) read Lev. 8th.  Preach’d on Ps. 23.4, a. and p.m.  Din’d at Esq. Bakers.  N.B. Walk’d up, rode back.  N.B. Astonishing Accounts of Mr. Benjamin Lawrence’s[1] cruelty to his Boy Seem confirm’d.  P.M. read John 20.  Of both the Chapters which we read, I gave some brief Exposition.

[1]Of Bolton.