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Daily Archives: February 17, 1779
1779 February 17 (Wednesday). I was chiefly recluse. Recollect. Mr. Nasmith’s (a Scotchman’s) Directory and Exemplar for Self-Examination and Willard’s Blessed Man from page 188 on X.5 treating of Confession etc.