November 13, 1768

1768 November 13 (Sunday).  Read Jer. 40.  Preached on 1 Tim. 3.16.  P.M. read Rom. 13 and delivered the rest of the Discourse on Prov. 18.10 for my preparing the forenoon sermon had taken up so much of my Time that I could not get any Thing Special for the Day ready; this being the first Lords Day of the New Year with me and this Church.  I edeavoured to take due Notice of it in the first Prayer; and the Sermon was Suited to the sorrowfull Times in this Province, and at Boston in peculiar.  N.B. Richard Temple having worked here 3 Days, tarrys over sabbath.  At Eve read in Mr. Hemingway on Joh. 6.27.