January 31, 1757

1757 January 31 (Monday).  The Snow greatly melted away.  N.B. a strange Man came in here muffled and in a Frock, Said he was from New York, wanted to have a Bible handed to him.  He thereupon turned to Joel 2, and strongly recommended it to me to read it, and give solemn Warning to the people.  We shall soon see (he said) cause enough for it.  I asked to sit — “it was no matter.”  I asked him if he would Eat or drink — and what was his Name.  His reply still was, “it mattered not” — and left us.  Amon Blanc at dinner here.  P.M. Billy goes to Artillery Training at Neighbour Alpheus Newtons.