August 25, 1751

1751 August 25 (Sunday).  My Great Care was that both my Wife and I might transact aright with the glorious God in the Important Work of this Day.  Read (publickly) Numb. 12.  Preach’d on 1 Pet. 1.19.  The precious Blood of Christ.  Deacon Forbush,[1] his sister Byles,[2] and Mrs. Eleazer Harrington, (Mrs. Bonds Sister) din’d with us.  P.M. read Rom. 2.  Preach’d on Job 15.11, and baptiz’d my Son Samuel.  And may God accept him and make him a Great and rich Blessing to us!  I have call’d him by this Name, out of respect and Affection to my Brother Samuel at Boston.  May he be so endow’d as to be worthy of it!

[1]Jonathan Forbush.

[2]Mrs. Joseph Byles of Westborough.