September 19, 1779

1779 September 19 (Sunday).  On consideration of my beginning a New Year I preached a.m. on Isaiah 46.3.4 and by reason of the Death of my two classmates, Rev. Mr. William Rand and Mr. Shepherd Fisk, I made up a sermon on Isa. 57.1-2, with proper observations and additions, especially of the character of Mr. Rand, whom I was much more acquainted with.  I informed the Congregation of the Fast, to be God willing, on the next Thursday, at Mr. Daniel Nurse’s, on account of his two Sisters.  We had a Contribution for the Relief of Mr. Artemas Bruce, of New Fane, whose House was lately burnt.