Thursday, December 11 1760

…Paid Thomas Burfield in goods 8/9 in full for 15 beehives received by him today. At home all day. My wife, poor creature, most prodigious ill, but surely she bears her pain, which is excessive, with uncommon patience and resignation to the divine will, praying for grace with the greatest fervor and devotion, that she may bear her illness with patience.

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