July 17, 1776

1776 July 17 (Wednesday).  My Perplexitys continue as to our Creatures Breechiness.  I visit at Mr. Ebenezer Forbush’s, his Daughters Betty and Patty being Sick of the Throat Distemper.  Instructed, and prayed with them.  P.M. received a large Letter of the 7th instant from my Friend Edmund Quincy Esq. at Lancaster.  His Letters are extremely grateful to me, but fill me with Shame that my part of the Correspondence is so very unequal.  May God grant his eminent Talents may be continued and made usefull!  I read the Surprizing yet real Adventures of Monsieur Pierre Viaud.