1759 December 30 (Sunday). Omitted the Public Reading it being very Cold. Preached a. and p.m. on Job. 14.1. Deacon Forb. and his Daughter (the Widow Forb.), Mrs. Chase dined here. At Eve read to the Congregation a Letter from Mr. Jonathan Morse of Shrewsbury, who was lately burnt out; containing his Request for a Contribution. N.B. It was recommended by Mr. Cushing. N.B. Mr. Jonathan Fays wife was propounded.