February 17, 1750

1750 February 17 (Saturday).  Ebenezer more Shatter’d and delirious when he wakes up; his Fever somewhat off in the morning but returns very Strong at about 10 a.m. as it did also yesterday.  The morning exceeding Cold, So that the Doctor did not come: Sent Master Frink who tells me the Doctor judges it will go hard with my son.  The Troubles of my Heart are greatly enlarg’d: O that God would bring me out of my Distresses!  My Neighbours kind and ready to assist us.  Neighbour Eliezer Williams came p.m. to help us about wood, as Benjamin Tainter assisted a.m.  Joshua Winchester came at Night.