Monday, June 4 1759

My brother Moses came over to stand the shop for me is [???] a-serving the funeral of the wife of Henry Osborne… About 2:30 I set out for the funeral where I gave away the following gloves:

2d chamois women’s

Mrs Kenward1Dame Lewer4
Mrs Elphick2Dame Martin5
Goldsmith’s servant3The servant maid6

in all

men’s 2d chamois

1Mr Thomas Osborne8Will Goldsmith
2Henry Osborne Jr9Edmund Elphick
3Henry Osborne Sr10Richard Page Jr
4Will Osborne11Thomas Lewer
5Mr Kenward    12The Rev Mr Porter
6Mr Goldsmith13Thomas Turner
7Mr Elphick

Men’s in all        13 pairs

Women’s in all      6

Expended in all     19

We brought the corpse to church about 5:50 where we had a sermon suitable to the melancholy occasion from the 31st verse of the 17th chapter of the Acts of the Apostles: “Because he hath appointed a day, in which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom be hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.” Nothing should, I think, have a greater effect upon the mind of man to admonish him to forsake his evil ways and prepare for eternity than such instances of mortality, unless it be the unbounded goodness of Almighty God that suffers so many of us still to continue in this life that we my repent and return unto Him whom have behaved to as rebels and apostate creatures. I say, how striking must this be upon the minds of men to think that we are not cut off for our multiplied transgressions, nor sent down quick into the grave for our daily impieties! Oh, would man but wisely consider this and in due time make his peace with God (through the merits and intercession of our Savior Jesus Christ) and prepare himself for an eternity, how would the fear of death approaching be turned into that of hope and comfort and even joy itself! And the putting off this mortal body would be it were only a transition from a state of trial and probation, of trouble and pain, to an eternal state of joy and happiness in heaven where we shell with angels and archangels be incessantly praising and blessing and adoring our heavenly Father and also our only Savior and Redeemer.

In the evening went down to Jones’s to the vestry where was Joseph Fuller, Thomas Fuller, Joseph Burgess, Will Piper, Ed Foord, John Vine, Richard Page, John Cayley and myself, but I did not stay… My brother William came to see me in the afternoon and stayed all night. Lent my brother Moses my horse to go to Lewes upon tomorrow. My wife very ill.

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