November 9, 1769

1769 November 9 (Thursday).  I prepared an Explanation of the Ordinance of Baptism, and delivered it at the Catechetical Exercise to Young Women.  Including my Daughters Cushing and Hannah (Sophy was too ill to go) there were only 14.  I could not Sing; and therefore omitted it at this Time.  After meeting I rode to Mr. Daniel Warrins and to Mr. Abraham Beemans.  When I returned found Mrs. Ruhamah Newton and her Sister Hannah Rice (the Wife of Jacob) were here to visit us.