Got up about 7.30. Finished shortly before 2 o’clock. Had walk to Whitburn in the afternoon with Charlie and Joe. Grand day. Went down to Briggs’ at night and tried some fiddle pieces there. Uncle Ned and his wife in. Went out with Charlie after 10 o’clock. Met Thorp Newby and walked round with him. Went to bed about midnight. Thorp said John Hugill had said I had preached a good sermon and that he would go again when I preach1.
“A good sermon”: ALL was persuaded to start as a local preacher, but soon gave it up. ↩