Saturday, April 11 1761

…John Watford Sr a-gardening for me half the day. Pretty busy all day. My wife, poor creature, most extreme ill. What virtues daily show themselves in her, for though her pains increase and she has now been ill these 28 weeks past yet bears it all with the greatest patience and resignation to the divine will, making it her constant and earnest prayer to God for grace to strengthen her weakness, that she may not be impatient.

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