March 2, 1771

1771 March 2 (Saturday).  Attended the Funeral of Mrs. Gale.  My Wife was with me.  While the waiters were getting ready I Spake largely about Preparation for Death — viz. of those great Articles of Regeneration, Faith, Repentence, Holiness, the Love of God and our Neighbour etc., without which we cannot rationally hope for Comfort at our Departure.  Prayed with them.  Have received a Letter from Mr. Moore dated Rochester 24 of February and Boston the 27.  Ruth Bellows came again at night.