1756 October 19 (Tuesday). I ‘waked early; a great while before Day: being full of deep Concern for my little Son, my Heart wrought much. Was very fervent and importunate in Addresses for him: as also for Pardon of Personal and Fam. Offenses — for the great Grace likewise of preparation for the divine Pleasure. When I went into the room where my Wife and son were, I found he was much revived; and hopes gladdened us of his Recovery. D. Opt. Max. Grates per plurim. ex imo Corde per solva!
I made a Visit to the French Family lately brought among us. They dwell at Mr. Biglows. The Mans Name is Simon LeBlanc. He is about 55. From Nova Scotia about 9 Leagues off from Annapolis. Has with him a Wife and 4 Children: himself Rheumatic — appears Sociable; is a roman Catholic; but is able to read. N.B. My own Rheumatism continues in my right Arm so bad that I have applyed another Blister. Breck fetches Winter Apples from Mrs. Barnes. N.B. towards Night a strong Tempest.