June 25, 1756

1756 June 25 (Friday).  Had a bad night, and am much indisposed to Day — much pain in my stomach etc.: was wholly confined — but it is of the Lords Mercy I am not consumed.  Peggy Read said to be dying — sends for me, but I am so ill I can’t go.  It proves also an exceeding rainy time.  At night I was seized by a very violent Ague which held me shaking about half an hour — which was followed with Fever and held me I Suppose all Night.  Sent for Dr. Chase and he Came.  It is altogether uncertain what the Sovereign of my Life is now about to do with me.  May I be prepared for His holy will!  The Indications are now strong.