December 19, 1819 – Enjoyed a precious season at our prayer-meeting at 10 this morning, and at 12 were favored with a preached gospel. Br. B. addred us on deck from Isa. 5.45.
Lat. 3. 11. 24. Lon. 33. 28. (Thaddeus Journal)
Sabbath – 19th. Brother B’s text Isa. 5th, 4th. 1st, the obligations which result from what God has done for us. 2nd, it becomes us to inquire why what God hath done for us, has produced so little effect. 1st, we have relied on our privileges, with feeling our obligations. 2nd, the effect of divine truth is prevented by the manner which we receive it. 3rd, It loses its effect by grieving the holy spirit. 4th, by a false hope. Yours N. R. (Samuel & Nancy Ruggles)
19. – God has blessed us with another pleasant sabbath. Social meeting as usual in the morning, preaching at 12 from Isaiah v. 4. Since meeting I have been conversing with one of the officers and found some evidence to believe that he has experienced a change of heart. Alas how few of that class of people know anything of experimental religion! (Samuel Whitney Journal)