April 11, 1754

1754 April 11 (Thursday).  Rode to Mr. Daniel Mathis’s to a Fast kept there on Account of his Sciatica and Discouragements.  Mr. Stone[1] was there, but no Minister besides.  I preach’d a.m. on Ps. 51.11, and pray’d both before and after Sermons.  Left Mr. Stone to carry on the remaining Exercises:  being oblig’d myself to hasten to my own Catechetical Exercises to Young Men.  About 24 persons attended:  I deliver’d Number 5 which is from page 17 to 22.

[1]Nathan Stone of Southborough.