March 18, 1781

1781 March 18 (Sunday).  The abovementioned Letter did so exercise my Mind that it disengaged me from my preparations so that I could not finish them.  I had much in my mind which I could not write.  I thought it best to defer that subject, though it had employed me several days.  I therefore read publickly 1 K. 21 and used what I delivered above 20 Years ago.  Was obliged to stop the Church at noon to read Mr. Adams’s Letter, and an Answer which I had prepared to Send to him yesterday: but thought it safer to read it.  The Church was very unanimous for my Appointing the Communion and had nothing to say or do as the rest of his Letter.  Mrs. Maynard dined here.  P.M. read the latter part of the Chapter and delivered the rest of the Expository Remarks etc.  Which may God bless!  In the Eve Mr. Brigham read in Flavels Mystery of providence.