October 3, 1746

1746 October 3 (Friday).  Bright Morning: but the Day prov’d very Windy.  Solomon Prentice went home with his Team. P.M. Mr. Abner Newton here and acquaints me that his Sister Rice is yet alive, though as they apprehend, is dying, and desires Me to visit her once More.  I went — on my way saw several of our Soldiers return’d, who Say that all Colonel Chandlers and Colonel Wards Regiments are dismiss’d. As to Mrs. Rice I found her in the Valley of the Shadow of Death, and as she said freely, ready and willing to Depart.  She gave her Testimony to the usefulness and Expediency of our attending upon Divine Ordinances. Said that God had graciously manifested his Mercy to her since she came to that Bed. I mix’d some Caution with my Consolation notwithstanding. But she fully expected Soon to be remov’d to Glory.  After Prayer I gave Exhortation to all present — and particularly to the Children. Return’d sometime before sundown.