January 28, 1781

1781 January 28 (Sunday).  I had prepared to preach on one part of the Day, on Ps. 20.5 to encourage young Men and others to go out against our cruel Invaders — but it was exceeding difficult getting to Meeting, and I expected but few Hearers; (Yet there did come some Number in sleighs and on Horses).  I preached a. and p.m. on Ezek. 48.35, last Clause.  Which may God graciously bless to us!  N.B. poor John McCullock is dead!  Notes from survivors desiring prayers, Shewed that they had good Ground to conclude it was true.  At Evening I read a Meditation of Mr. William Crawfords dying Thoughts.