1726 June 5 (Sunday). I rose much indispos’d. I went to public Worship which my wife urged very much against. I was very faint when I Entered the house, but (with much difficulty) I went through the Exercises of the forenoon. In the Intermission I was still worse. I tarry’d at home, and sent Mr. Symms’s Sermon to delaying Sinners to be Read. Neighbor Thurston and Mr. Tomlin, I was told, pray’d. I grew very ill, having pains through my Limbs, oppression and sharp pains at my Stomach that caused much faintness. Just the way of Divine Providence I would acknowledge God.
Thomas Symmes, A Monitor for Delaying Sinners (Boston, 1719).
Deacon Isaac Tomlin.