April 4, 1772

1772 April 4 (Saturday).  It is a Time of extraordinary Difficulty in travelling: but the Weather being fair, many Neighbours from North and South are trying to break ways through the Snow, not with yoked Oxen and sleds, as before; but they are driven single by reason of the heigth [sic]  of the Drifts, which are Some of them above the Tops of Fences.  I am deeply engaged in my preparations.  May the Lord assist, Strengthen and Succeed me!