January 4, 1774

1774 January 4 (Tuesday).  William and his little Billy return to Concord.  P.M. I preached at Mr. Daniel Hardys on Ps. 119.126 to page [blank].  On God alone may we depend for a Blessing: O that He would please to add it!  N.B. At Eve Mr. Beeton and his wife are here to See Mrs. Kelly, and they inform that at the Vendue of Miss Mary Bradish’s House yesterday at Deacon Woods, there was one Mr. Jones, who goes about as a Vagrant, Sings, makes Verses and is sometime Crazy — that this Man is expected to preach tomorrow at Mr. Beetons House.  But I represented the sin and folly of it, and forbid it.