January 20, 1770

1770 January 20 (Saturday).  A.M. do something further in my Preparations.  P.M. Mr. Wood came with Rev. Mr. Daniel McClallan.  He Shews me his Testimonials of his Licence for preaching — his admission into the Presbytery, and his Installment Pastor of Coulrain.  Which having seen and interrogated as I then thought meet, I asked him to preach tomorrow.  He endeavoured to excuse himself as a stranger etc., Presbyterian etc., but upon my manifesting my Self Satisfyed and repeating my Desire, he consented to preach half the Day.  Afterwards he yielded to the other Part also.  He returned to Mr. Wood’s.