Sunday, December 26 1756

In the morning the Rev Mr Hamlin of Waldron preached at our church and also gave the communion. My wife, self and maid at church (leaving my nephew at Richard Prall’s). We all stayed the communion and gave 18d; that is, 6d each, we giving our servant her 6d. I believe there might have stopped at the communion about 40 or more people, which I think is more than I ever saw before. We had an excellent sermon, Mr Hamlin in my opinion being the completest churchman of any clergyman in this neighborhood, and one who seems to take a great deal of pains in the discharge of his duty. The text in Romans 12:1: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” We dined on some boiled tripe and the remains of yesterday’s dinner.

No churching here this afternoon. At home all day. In the evening and the day read 7 of Tillotson’s sermons.

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