September 6, 1778

1778 September 6 (Sunday).  My Wife is better, but not well enough to go to Meeting and therefore though I had prepared for another Exercise on 1 Pet. 3.7, I laid it aside: for I was not willing to preach all those Sermon on mutual Conjugal Duties, and my own Wife absent.  I preach’d a. and p.m. on Ps. 31.5 and the rather on consideration of the Deaths of the last Week.  Mr. Francis Whipple and his Wife were dismissed to New Braintree Church.  I appointed the Communion and Lecture.