July 20, 1775

1775 July 20 (Thursday).  General, Continental Fast, on the Account of the American Distresses, and Civil War commenced.  I preached a.m. on Isa. XIV.8.9 and read v. 20, 21.  P.M. made an Exercise from my former Sermons on Isa. XXVI.20.21.  May God most gracious and Merciful hear our fervent protracted Supplications and accompany the word with a Blessing; Pardon the Iniquities of our holy Things, and grant us Relief!  Attend the Funeral of the late Mr. Edmund Rice.  My son Samuel waited on me with his Chaise.