December 2, 1769

1769 December 2 (Saturday).  John but poorly, yet can be about something.  Mr. Jonas Bond junr. of Sutton returning from Boston, brings me a Line from my Son Samuel who is come back safe from Falmouth; for which I would render hearty Thanks to God, who has preserved him. Moses Brigham junr. rides to the Door, and with Crying tells me his Mother entreats me to go up to his Father, who She thinks is dying.  I went, but he was somewhat revived, and could Speak to me.  Expressed his Penitence, his Hope in Christ etc.  Prayed with him and took final Leave of him.  But after I was in Bed I was again called up by Benjamin Fay junr. who informs Mr. Brigham is now dying, and Mrs. Brigham prays me to go to him.  Though it was about 11 o’Clock I complyed and went, found [sic] incapable of any Converse, prayed and commended him and the distressed Family, to the infinite mercy of God.