April 1, 1756

1756 April 1 (Thursday).  Rain.  I preached at the Private Meeting at Mr. Zebulun Rice’s; on 2 Pet. 1.10.  My wife was with me; and we were well entertained by the Family after the Exercises.  N.B. Sorrowfull Account from Leicester of the Sudden Death of Mr. Joshua Smith and his son there, by the Fall of a Tree, which was blown down upon them.  A Third man was wonderfully preserved among the Limbs of the Tree.