1752 September 27 (Wednesday). Bears are rife about: another is kill’d in Town. As to myself, I hope I gather Strength in the Main, but it is Slowly. I can read and write longer than I could a while agoe. I desire to be heartily thankful to God for us. May I have the Grace to make a due Improvement of it! I almost daily endeavour something in my Preparations for the Sabbath. Billy goes to Mill to Captain Drurys. Write to my Brothers. P.M. Mr. Winchester.
Thomas Drury of Grafton.