December 19, 1773

1773 December 19 (Sunday).  Preach a.m. on Ps. 51.11.  At noon Mr. Gale informed that one Mr. (Elias) Jones, a Preacher, was at Meeting.  I invited him home.  He dines with me.  The way was not clear him to preach, having no Credentials.  I went on p.m. my Self with the Same subject, though I had made some preparations on another Text but had not writ the whole of what I designed to deliver; and therefore laid it aside.  Mr. Jones lodges here.