January 31, 1752

1752 January 31 (Friday).  Cold Weather, yet through God’s Goodness I am very comfortable and able to read and write again.  Dr. Gardner goes to Marlborough after school and I sent a message by him to Mr. Jacob Felton; and a letter from Mr. Josiah Swan[1] at Lancaster about Eusebius which I bought of his mother in his name some years ago.  Thus I finish the first month of this year, in which I have gone through both deep affliction and memorable mercy.  May God afford his Grace that I may walk in newness of life.

[1]Swan (Harvard 1733) had been the minister of Dunstable, 1738-1746.  He was now keeping school in Lancaster.  Sibley, IX, 331-332.