1767 December 14 (Monday). My Mind is not a little exercised upon the afflictive Providences of God upon us in the unhappy Divisions; and the Throat Distemper. But ‘tis hoped Mr. Seth Morse’s Child is better. ‘Tis so bad Weather that I can’t well visit as I designed. At Eve came Mr. More in the Snow storm. He informs that his royal Highness the Duke of York, [marginal notation: Prince Edward Augustus was born March 25. 1739.] the Kings eldest Brother, dyed lately in Italy. We may “not put our Trust in Princes etc. in whom there is no Help — His Breath goeth forth etc. in that very Day his Thoughts Perish.” He was upon his Tour etc.