1749 November 28 (Tuesday). This Day in the Year 1730 my Honoured Father Deceas’d. I would not only remember the Death, but the Sudden manner of his being Seiz’d, and would beg of God so to prepare me, that I may always be ready for his Summons. My Wife and Daughter Mary made a visit to Lieutenant Eagers wife, it being good slaying. The Precinct (as Captain Maynard who came in, in the Evening Inform’d me) met together this Day to Consider my Circumstances — Yearly Support, and Entertainment on Sabbath noons. What they have done I expect to hear more particularly in due Time. In the mean While I desire to committ myself to God and his good Providence. The Lord careth for me. May I have grace, also, to put my intire Confidence in Him!