August 26, 1752

1752 August 26 (Wednesday).  My wife tends me o’nights and supply’s me with Breast-Milk.  Rain’d hard last night.  The Thumb of my left Hand seiz’d this morning.  We presently put on a Blister to my Wrist.  Days of deep Affliction and Distress, though now and then intervals of Comfort.  May the Lord look upon me and be gracious to me!  P.M. Captain Forbush and divers others here.  I sent for Justice Baker who came to confer with him about Sending to Mr. Minot[1] of Concord to come and preach next Lords Day.  My Hand grows much worse.

[1]Timothy Minot, schoolmaster and supply preacher.