Rec’d of Mr John Vine in cash 2.7.0 in full for the three bills I delivered him the 16th instant. I according to custom sent Mrs Vine’s daughter one shilling. My wife and self at church in the morning where we had a sermon preached by the Rev Mr Thomas Hurdis, curate of Laughton (Mr Porter being gone to Laughton to administer the sacrament), from the latter part of Luke 19:44: “Because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.”
We dined on a leg of mutton roasted. In the afternoon our late servant Mary Martin came over, and she together with myself and wife and maid at church in the afternoon when Mr Hurdis preached us another sermon from Luke 6:41,42: “And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye.” In my opinion he is as fine a churchman as almost I ever heard.
Mary Martin and Thomas Davy drank tea at our house. In the evening read one of Tillotson’s sermons.