January 21, 1758

1758 January 21 (Saturday).  At Eve came Dr. Gott and William Wood from Brookfield who bring me Letters from my Son Ebenezer who tells me he has received the Money which was sent by Joseph Gilbert; that he has bargained for the Gilbert place and received a Deed of it.  I was greatly perplexed about my preparations and obliged to give up my attempts on the 2d Sermon.  Went to bed in much sorrow and Grief under So unsupportable a Burden.  Was grievously exercised in my Sleep — especially in a Dream of the assaults of Satan.  N.B. My Wife in great pain.