This being Christmas Day, myself and wife at church in the morning; the text in the 31st verse of the 10th chapter of the 1st Epistle Corinthians: “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” My wife and I both stayed the communion. My wife gave 6d, but they not asking me, I gave nothing. Oh, may the God of all mercy pour into our hearts His Holy Spirit to strengthen this our weak endeavor that we may increase in faith and good works and maintain and keep the good intentions that I hope we have this day taken up, through the merits and intercession of our blessed Redeemer Jesus Christ.
The widow and James Marchant dined with us on a piece of roast beef and suet plum pudding. They also stayed and drank tea with us and went away about 5:20. Thomas Davy at our house in the evening, to whom I read 2 of Tillotson’s sermons.