1759 January 1 (Monday). Notice of the Commencement of the Year. Cannot but gratefully recognize the divine Benefits, especially through the Co [?] I thought it proper to take Some Special religious use of this Year past: would praise God therefor; But would deeply humble my Soul before God for my aggravated multiplyed Miscarriages — beg of Him the continuance of His Favours with the Addition of Such other as shall be needed, but especially that He would grant Grace rightly to improve them — It is also most fit and but a reasonable Service to renew the Dedication of my Self in Covenant unto God: this therefore (though in a poor manner) is attempted.
At Evening I had comfortable, Spiritual Conference with Mr. Nathaniel Whitney. May God bless it to each of us; and quicken us to make more such Opportunitys! He pays 20/ O.T. for his News paper.