1777 November 29 (Saturday). A very tedious storm of Rain — but through the Mercy and Goodness of God we have shelter, Fuel, Health and comfortable supplys. May the Great Name of [our?] Preserver and Benefactor be magnifyed. I pity those [torn]oor and destitute, and peculiarly the sick. May God graciously [torn] supply and heal! But a Number of Capt. Maynards Children, having the Meazles, I hope are well provided for, though I know not how my son Alexanders Family is, being visited with that Distemper, himself being gone a Journey after [illegible] [not?] returned yester Day.