1775 September 17 (Sunday). Have had a poor Night.
I could a
and P.M. on Job 23
know of. I thank God for the Assistance of His Holy
O that I might be and prepared
Mr. Grosvenor came from
to day, and called to See us. Tells us that
very ill with Dysentery Another
viz. Mr. Joseph [Belknaps?] only Son of about 9 months old.
Job 23 begins, “Then Job answered and said, Even to-day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.”)
Joseph, son of Joseph and Esther Belknap, was bapt. Nov. 27, 1774; Westborough Vital Records, 16. Another son Joseph was bapt. May 17, 1778; ibid.