January 28, 1776

1776 January 28 (Sunday).  Preached a. and p.m. on 1 Chron. 29.15.[1]  Mrs. Ayres (old Mrs. Dunlops Daughter) dined here.  N.B. I could not finish the preparations which I designed; and therefore with new Introduction concerning the Occasion, namely my late Bereavement (the Death of my eldest Child) and several other Deaths of late (particularly what occurred last Night), I delivered the abovesaid sermons; which may the Lord sanctify to us all!  Especially those of us more immediately concerned.  Capt. Maynard (with previous leave) Speaks to the Assembly to meet tomorrow for Recruiting.

[1]! Chron. 29.15: “For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.”