Sunday, April 2 1758

In the morning myself, wife and nephew at church where we had a sermon preached by the Rev Mr Shenton, curate of Laughton (Mr Porter being to preach there, and also to administer the sacrament), from Mark 16:6: “And he saith unto them Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.”

The Widow Smith of Laughton dined with us on the remains of yesterday’s dinners. After dinner my brother Moses came over and went to church in the afternoon with us where we had a sermon preached by our own clergyman, the Rev Mr Thomas Porter, from the 1st verse of the 84th Psalm: “How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!” My brother came back and drank tea with us and stayed till about 6:40. In the evening Master Hook and myself went and searched John Jones’s and Prall’s in order to see if there were any disorderly fellows, that we might have then into the sitting tomorrow in order to send them to sea etc. We found none that we thought proper to send. We spent 1½d at Jones’s and came home about 9:20.

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