1771 September 16 (Monday). As this Day begins my 69th Year, Such is the Long suffering of God towards me! I took some peculiar religious notice of it. May the Lord graciously accept my humble Attempt! Wrote to Breck by Mr. Levi Brigham junior of Monadnock who yesterday delivered us a Letter from him, which informs that lately he met with a Wound at a Raising. A Timber fell on his Right Hand, which broke one of his fingers, and hurt two more. John returns from Concord and Boston.