December 31, 1754

1754 December 31 (Tuesday).  A considerable storm of Rain and Snow.  We are in Some Difficulty for want of Wood.  Mr. Jeduthun Baldwin came here last Evening.  He goes to Worcester this Morning in his Journey to Brookfield.  Three of my Sons having lain with Noah Forbush at t’other House, we fear have taken a Troublesome Distemper, and are using Some Means to drive it out if they have, and another which they have probably infected with them.  Thus Ends this Year, in which we have in General had through Divine Mercy much Health of Body, but not a few Straits, Cares, and Difficultys.  God be pleas’d to sanctifie them and prepare us for what we have yet to conflict with especially our final Departure out of this State which has many Scenes of Sin and Trouble.