December 9, 1759

1759 December 9 (Sunday).  Josiah Lock early, before Day, alarms, awakes us up, and carrys off Mrs. P________ to her Kinswomans Labour; who was delivered of a son about sun rise: but my wife did not return till Night.  I omitted Reading publickly.  Billy desired to give Thanks to God in the Congregation for His Goodness to him in his Return Home; and desired prayers that God would Sanctifie to him the Death of his Brother.  Preached a. and p.m. on Ps. 39.9, which may God bless to Me!