October 18, 1756

1756 October 18 (Monday).  John remains in a very low Condition.  We are waiting the divine Will: but need His Special Aids that we may be conformed thereto.  Visit Mr. Zebulun Rice, Two of his Children being ill.  Mrs. Death, Wife of Mr. Jotham Death, for whom we Contributed, was here; and I delivered her the Money that was collected.  Mr. Jabez Snow Shingling the north side of my Kitchin.  Mr. Thomas Frost with Billy carting in Stalks, Husks, Pumpkins.  I visited Mr. Ebenezer Maynard whose youngest Son is Sick.  And made a Visit to poor, Miserable Mercy Maynard, and find her in Some Penitent Way, which may God please to forward and ripen!  At Eve little John still continues; but very ill and Weak.  My Wife almost disheartened about him.