August 19, 1758

1758 August 19 (Saturday).  It did not rain, but the threatning Signs urged our getting in the Rye that Stands abroad.  Thomas a.m. in getting home Rye.  It is damp; Some of it grown.  N.B. had Mr. Zebulon Rice’s Team.  Received a Letter from my Kinsman Winter of Boston informing me that the King of Prussia has gained a Complete Victory over Count Daun, the Austrian General; killed him and 12 or 15000 or more, of his Troops.  Thus does God arise, and his Enemies are scattered.  We hope to hear further of this joyfull Occurrence.