1766 December 31 (Wednesday). The Year ends with extreme Cold weather. Such as is rarely felt. The Lord support us! For who can stand before His Cold! There are many Reasons for serious Reflections. Spent the Day chiefly by my Self. Great need to be humble and penitant for the many Defects and Miscarriages of the Year past. Implore remission through the Merits and Mediation of Jesus Christ. Would be seriously thoughtful of the Conclusion of my Life. Desire to mourn that I can fasten the Thought no more effectually upon my Mind and Heart. Lord make me know my End! And how very frail I am!