1777 February 9 (Sunday). I had prepared a paper, being an Exemplification of a Souls self-Examination of Growth in Grace, and though there is enough of it for a Sermon, and I designed to deliver it after a third Exercise on 2 Pet. 3.18 (two had been delivered last Lord’s Day). But I found it best to go on with what I composed some time agoe upon that Subject, though it took up both a. and p.m. And deferred the Soliloquy. Marble dined here. At Eve Breck and Suse came to our Family Exercise. Breck again with me about joining to the Church.