April 21, 1754

1754 April 21 (Sunday).  Read Judg. 19.  Preach’d a. and p.m. on Rom. 5.12.  Read p.m. 1 Pet. 1.  Acquainted the Congregation that I perceiv’d it was the mind of those I had Convers’d with that it is not adviseable to have among us, a public Contribution for Mr. Hill of Shrewsbury (who was burnt out and whose Request was read some Sabbaths ago) not only because of our Circumstances here, but Mr. Hill has receiv’d pritty full Supplys; and it is not expected from us, all Things considered.  But yet if any persons are still So inclined as to Contribute Money or Necessarys of Life, they may use their Discretion.