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.