January 7, 1781

1781 January 7 (Sunday).  I preached a.m. once more on Ps. 90.2, latter part.  Mr. Curtiss and Mr. Fish dined here.  P.M. formed an Exercise from my former preparations on Ps. 37.37[1] on Occasion of the Death of Old Mrs. Kelly.  God grant it may Succeed, [especially?] with my Self!  Mr. Brigham at Eve read part of Mr. Flavels 11th Sermon on Rev. 3.20.  N.B. Mr. [Curtiss relates?] the Incursion of the Indians and Tories upon Royalton when [blank] were killed, [blank] Captivated.  Among the last was his own Brother, Elias Curtis: He himself was one of those who hastened up to the relief of Town, on Pursuit of the Enemy; and having an Horse, brought off his Brothers Wife and [illegible] Children.

[1]Psalm 37.37: “Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.