Wednesday 25 [December 1805]
I preached a Christmas Sermon to a goodly
number w[ho] came through the inclemency of the weather.
Some exhorted, and afterwards we administered the Sacrament
and the Lord gave us a moving [ms. torn] indeed. Some said
it was the best they ever had. For my part [I] found my Soul
much refreshed. Jesus was sweet and precious. O bless[ed]
employment, Preaching salvation in Jesus's Name. O may I
never abuse the sacred trust.