Friday, March 12 1762

This being the day appointed by proclamation for a general fast and humiliation before Almighty God to be observed in a most devout and solemn manner by sending up our prayers and supplications to the Divine Majesty for obtaining pardon of our sins and for averting those heavy judgments which our manifold provocations have most justly deserved, and imploring His blessing and assistance for the arms of his Majesty by sea and land, and for restoring and perpetuating peace, safety and prosperity to himself and to his kingdoms, myself and both servants were at church in the morning. “So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.” Myself and both servants et church in the afternoon where we had only prayers.

After churchtime I drank a dish or two of coffee and then rode to Uckfield in company with Mr Thornton in order to meet Shelley’s wagon to take out a parcel… I found my brother Moses at my house, who sat chatting with me till about 9 o’clock. Thomas Davy sat with me the remaining part of the evening, to whom, and in the day, I read 4 of Tillotson’s sermons. In the morning we had a very crowded audience at church, and undoubtedly a very good sermon.

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