December 14, 1767

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.