October 20, 1770

1770 October 20 (Saturday).  A very great Storm.  We could not Send for the Cyder.  No Joseph here: nor did Lamb come, as he had promised.  I have no one to help me about the Creatures and cutting and getting in Wood, but Elias only.  This greatly interrupts and prevents my studying.  But I desire to repair to and depend on God most gracious.  I can’t but Sympathize with those who are at Sea.  May God who is a very present Help in Trouble appear for, Succour and deliver all who are now distressed!  Towards Night Joseph returns home, and then could assist about wood etc.