December 14, 1776

1776 December 14 (Saturday).  Lieut. Bowman came to desire for himself and 23 Others, Soldiers, who were going out to join the Army nigh New York, public Prayers for them, and would be glad if I would direct a word of Advice to them.  To which I consented — and at Evening he gave me an Account of their Names.  Mrs. P________ poorly.  I am my self affected with pain in my stomach.