Sunday, December 4 1757

In the morning our servant went over to Framfield, by whom I sent in cash to my mother £14… Myself and the two boys at church in the morning… My wife was not at church on account she was not well, being ill with a cold. We dined on a beef pudding, some boiled tripe and greens. Myself and the two boys at church this afternoon; the text in the former part of Hebrews 10:25: “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another.” From which words we had in fact a very good sermon, though it appeared to be delivered with a warmth that had a tincture of anger in it, or at least seemed to point at some particulars as if the deliverer had taken a pique at some one or more of the hearers. But that he alone must be best judge of.

Rec’d by our servant the note of hand which I gave the Rev Mr Thomas Wharton the 7th of November, value £10, and for which I sent by my brother the 25th of November the said £10. This day completed the reading of Sherlock on death, which I esteem a very plain, good book, proper for every Christian to read; that is, rich and poor, men and women, young and old. I also in the day and evening read part of Sherlock on judgment. At home all day except being at church. A very hard frost in the morning, and a remarkable quantity of rain fell this evening.