September 17, 1775

1775 September 17 (Sunday).  Have had a poor Night.


I could a


and P.M. on Job 23[1]


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.[2]

[1]Job 23 begins, “Then Job answered and said, Even to-day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.”)

[2]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.