February 5, 1756

1756 February 5 (Thursday).  The Weather generally for some time Southerly; the Earth open; the Frost going out of the Ground — tis feared this Air is insalubrious, and that the Distemper among us will have advantage hereby.  We hear the Doctors Willson and Brigham are Sick.  Dr. Chase also complains much of Fever and Canker.  I preached at old Mr. Bradish’s on Rev. 22.14.  May God enable me to understand and Do His Commandments that I may have happy Share in that Blessedness!  But what abundant Reason to be deeply humbled that I fall so extremely Short!  And what infinite need of the Mediation and Righteousness of Jesus Christ, in Order to my Acceptance with God!