January 1, 1761

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.