July 31, 1748

1748 July 31 (Sunday).  On Mat. 15.14 and Mat. 25.46 former part.  Thomas Rogers thought to be near his End.  At Eve both my wife and I visited Thomas Rogers and pray’d there.  He was not able to give any answer or I suppose understanding any thing — convulsive motions increas’d greatly — and after we came away, perhaps an hour or Two, he dy’d.  A great loss to his parents who have set much by him, and depended much upon him.  He was 19 and half — a very lively, active and mannerly Youth: but I can say little else.  The Lord sanctifie this providence both to the parents and the Neighbourhood, especially our young people.