Sunday, May 2 1756

Myself, wife and maid at church in the forenoon; the text in Zechariah 5:4: “I will bring it forth, saith the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name, and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.”

We dined on the piece of beef baked yesterday. All at church in the afternoon; the text in II Peter 1:10: “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.” After churchtime paid the poor; viz.,

To Ann Wood4/-
To Edward Babcock4/-
To the widow Pilfold6/-
To John Streeter for house-rent and looking after the widow Pilfold3/-

We had this day two very fine discourses. That in the morning was to dissuade mankind from fraud and swearing, and in the afternoon to make it our greatest concern to prepare ourselves for a future state. Thomas Davy sat with us about 3 hours in the evening. Gave notice of a public vestry to we held on Wednesday next to put out children.

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