1778 September 20 (Sunday). My Wife was so indisposed that She could not go to Meeting. But I have prepared some time Since, and now added to it, another (and a large) Exercise on 2 Pet. 3.18, which though I designed to deliver it to day, yet for the Same Reasons before mentioned (See on the 6th day), I thought it best still to defer the delivering it: and considering it was the first Sabbath of my New Year, and that it might be very Seasonable on other Accounts, I preached a. and p.m. on Gen. 17.7. “And I will establish my Covenant between Me and thou” etc.