I went this forenoon to hear Parson Murray preach. He expatiated somewhat largely
upon the seventh commandment. I was not very much pleased with him. His voice is clear
and strong, and his delivery agreeable: but I have heard even extempore speakers preach
more to my satisfaction. His arguments against a crime which must meet with general
abhorrence, were not I think the most forcible that might have been brought, and he
extended it further than I thought reasonable. I did not attend meeting in the afternoon.
We finally have got a violent snowstorm; which begun this morning, and has been acquiring
force the whole day.