May 1, 1771

1771 May 1 (Wednesday).  Wrote a Letter to Mr. McAlpine relative to his Supplying my Neighbours with the Books of Tate and Brady’s Version of the Psalms.  Expected Mr. Sumner to preach my Lecture — but he did not come.  Just before going to Meeting Mr. Maynard brought a Letter from him that there was a Funeral, at 3 o’Clock to Day which prevented.  I went to Meeting, but poorly prepared.  Preached on Col. 3.3, former part.  May God of His abundant Goodness grant His Blessing and that we might truely profit hereby — that we may indeed be Dead to Sin etc.!