1780 May 14 (Sunday). Although I have attempted something in preparation for today’s Exercises, yet had so many interruptions and avocations, that I was obliged to lay it by, and preached on Mat. 5.7 a. and p.m. N.B. After the forenoon Exercise, I read some parts of Mr. Whitney’s Letter to me on the 8th to the Congregation. Appointed a Church Meeting to be the 30th. P.M. A Contribution for Rev. Peter Whitney. At eve read Flavel on Rev. 3.20, Sermon III.