This being the day appointed by proclamation for a general fast and humiliation before Almighty God for obtaining pardon of our sins and for averting those heavy judgements which our manifold provocations have most justly deserved and imploring His blessing and assistance on the arms of his Majesty by sea and land, my wife, self and maid at church in the morning. The text in I Samuel 12:25:”Jut if ye shall still do wickedly, ye shall be consumed, both ye and your king.”
My wife, self and maid at church in the afternoon, but we had only prayers. We dined on the remains of yesterday’s dinner with the addition of a butter pudding cake and some turnips… I called a public vestry today to consult about Thomas Daw, as also to consult about allowing Dame Trill and her husband more per month. The result was as under; viz; Mr John Vine will try if Delves’s blacksmith shop etc. can be had for Thomas Daw. And they agreed I should give Dame Trill what I pleased. Thomas Davy spent the evening with us, to whom, and in the day, I read 3 of Tillotson’s sermons.