January 5, 1748

1748 January 5 (Tuesday).  Snow Storm. Went to Captain Maynard’s to see Jeremy Goodhue the cooper who is sick there.  Heard that Captain Fay is Dead. About 8 or 9 in the evening came Rody Devereux to call me to go and see Goodhue who is grown far worse.  He soon after I spoke to him, got into a very peculiar Frame, expressing in a wondrous Tone, his Experiences at Ipswich, his Behavior since, and his present hopes and assurances.  I felt he was somewhat delirious. I rather thought so by his praying Lord whilst I was at Prayer (at his Desire), and continuing to pray when we had done.