August 22, 1752

1752 August 22 (Saturday).  A pritty good Night for Sleep, and yet this morning full of pain chiefly in my left Hip, Shoulder and Foot.  Great Frost last Night.  Dr. Scammell came while I was at Dinner.  P.M. pains increase exceedingly especially in my left Shoulder.  May God almighty sustain me and prepare me for his sovereign Will.  My little Samuel a Twelve Month old.  May he be born again in the Blessed Spirit of God!  The Evening and night were most distressing with pain that ceased not, no not in any Situation whatever, a Circumstance which I have not, I think, at any Time had till now.  I put on a Blister upon the upper part of my arm — which by Divine favour gave me