No service at our church in the morning, Mr Porter preaching at Laughton. Very wet forenoon. We dined on the remains of Thursday, Friday and yesterday’s dinners, with the addition of some French beans. Myself, wife and servant at church in the afternoon, the text in Matthew 3:12: “Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire,” from which words we had an excellent sermon.
During churchtime Mr James Jordan called on me and stayed till we came out of church, and came home with me, and drank tea with us. I paid him in cash 7.5.0 in full. At home all day. In the evening Mr Long sat with us a while, to whom I read 1 of Tillotson’s sermons, and in the day read one of Sherlock’s.