February 2, 1744

1744 February 2 (Thursday).  I gave Mr. Coollidge what Serious and affectionate Admonitions I could.  The Lord add his Blessing!  My wife and I rode over to Mrs. McAllisters to visit her in great Trouble and near her time.  N.B. Mrs. Thankful Rice[1] met me with a Confession written with her own Hand of her Drunkenness — but could not give her Encouragement that I would read it, except she would reform, at least give better Tokens of it than she had ever yet done.  The Comet appears larger, the Stream from it much greater than a Month agoe.

[1]Wife of Josiah Rice.