1761 January 1 (Thursday). I find my Self too unfit for the important Affair of entertaining the New Year. God be merciful and gracious to me a poor miserable Sinner! Instead of the usual morning Reading in Mr. Henry I delivered to my Family Some Serious Reflections on the Commencement of this season: introduced with Ps. 90.12. My son Baldwin leaves us to go to Boston. Mr. Whitney p.m. Deacon Tainter at Eve.