1750 December 23 (Sunday). A cold raw Storm. I doubted much in the Morning whether it was my Duty to go to Meeting. I concluded to try; and found that though is was tedious and difficult, yet I could undergo it. There was a considerable assembly, which gave me fresh Encouragement. Of Levit. 12 I read only the first 10 and proceeded to Some Remarks. Preach’d on Exod. 20.12. My wife din’d with me at the Squire’s and Martha Pannell at Deacon Newton’s. P.M. I read Acts 2 and preach’d on Exod. 20.12. But this Exercise was little other than a Recapitulation of what I had deliver’d and repeated Some Time ago, of the Dutys of Children and Parents, from Eph. 126.96.36.199.4. But I made many alterations, transpositions and necessary Corrections etc.