May 3, 1781

1781 May 3 (Thursday).  General Fast through out the States.  Preached on Mat. 24.12.  I had Spent a great deal of Time in preparing upon this very suitable Text (Sufficient for a Sermon) but by Accident I found a Set of Sermons which I had made and preached on the Same, yet it was so many years since, that I chose those Notes rather, both a. and p.m. but in delivering I added as the present times among the people were.  At Eve I read in the Family principal sketches of Mr. Barker in Morning Exercise on Fasting, from Mark 2.20.  May God grant His Blessing, and graciously accept!