March 23, 1777

1777 March 23 (Sunday).  My preparations for Preaching being in such Readiness that my mind was much at rest; though my Body was feeble and my Animal Spirits were but weak.  I entered upon the important work, I hope in the Fear of God and in the Faith of Jesus Christ (as I humbly hope).  A.M. my Text was Rom. 8.1.  P.M. Text was [blot]. 4.11, latter part, which may God graciously bless!  And as the holy Supper was administered may God be pleased to accept our Offerings and help us to fulfill our vows!  N.B. my son Breck was now first at the Communion.  [Elijah Brigham?], Cousen Maynard and Jonathan Marble dined here.  At Eve came Miss [Nabby?] Woods and lodges here.  Breck and Suse and Billy with us at noon [and Evening?].  Received a Letter from Mr. Moore, which acquaints me with his designed Marriage to Miss Nancy Hammond of Newport.