1778 September 1 (Tuesday). Mr. Rider came in the Morning to acquaint me that last night Mr. William Broad expired. A sad Loss, being a man much esteemed. May God be gracious to his very mournful Widow, near her time! P.M. preached at the Private Meeting, which was at Deacon Wood’s, on Isa. 22.5. This being a Juncture of peculiar Tryal with our Army at or near Rhode Island. Success, both here and there, depends only on the Great God!