1766 January 2 (Thursday). The Lord’s name be praised who protects and has Supplyed us! For the storm lasts and is very tedious. It continues through the Day. We have both Billy and Breck to help John, both as to the Creatures and Wood; which we have enough of at the Door. At Eve it clears, but the wind is sharp. At my preparations. Mr. John Forbes from Brookfield brings a Letter from my Son Forbes, about Kendal Land upon our plain etc. and delivers me his Burnetts Theory of the Earth.