1778 August 20 (Thursday). Mr. Thomas Kendal [torn] [Wellington?] by the way of Grafton) came to See me, and dines with us — tarrys over night. He manifests an inclination rather to preach to a Number of the New and remote Towns, who esteem his Labors, then to be settled in any particular place. He asks me to go to Grafton for next Sabbath, but the Circumstances of my Family, at present (my Wife Sick and I have not one of my Children at home etc. etc.) I can’t gratifie him.