February iith.  The Wind S. blowing fresh & cold, but dry & generally ·Sunshiny, yet made some rain in the night & freezed a little after wards before day with a pretty great hoar frost: This Day being appointed by Authority to be observed as a Day of generall fasting and humilation for our Sins & to implore the Almighty's Mercies and pardon for our manifold wicked ness & impieties which has provoked God to Visit this nation with two dreadfull calamities at the same time, namely War & a generall scarcity of bread throut the Kingdom, by the first of which the French have alredy disposs'd us of minorca besides severall of our Settlements in Am – – erica & threaten to take from us the rest, & by the second the condition of the poor is become the care & concern of the Legislature to remedy — This day I say was solemny observed here & I hope all the Kingdom over to pray for the Almighty's pardon of our Sins which which were every where I hope sincerely & devoutly prayed for, & also for God's grac[ious sw] help & protection from our cruel Enemies & to implore his blessing – upon the Arms of the King in this Just and necessary War.
i2th.  The Wind E. calm sun shiny & very fair all day & not cold: gave is. [1/- sw] to Daniel’Prichard Daniel a poor man & Grand son of Old David late clark of this parish 60years ago·
i3th.  The Wind W. blowing fresh and very cold all day, cloudy and dark, and made some rain about noon, but the rest of the day was dry, but very cold
i4th.  The Wind W. & by N. blowing fresh, very cold & raw weather all day cloudy & dark moaky weather with a mizling rain often this day·
i5th.  The Wind W. N. W. blowing fresh, yet not cold, generally cloudy & dark, but dry all this day·
i6th.  The Wind S. blowing fresh, cloudy & dark for the most part, but made little or no rain this day also.
i7th.  The Wind S. & by E. & but little of it, yet cold & very raw weather— cloudy also & overcast all this day likewise but made no rain.
i8th   ●1 [this is written vertically in the margin below '18th', but there is actually a hole in the page where the full moon symbol has been sw]    The Wind S. blowing very fresh, dark & overcast yet made no rain all this day neither; Paid Rhŷs Bentir is. 6d. for a hind quarter– of Veal and the head, & Pd. 3d. for fish.
i9th.  The Wind S.  blowing moderate, cloudy, dark moaky we^a^ther with a mizling rain frequently in the morning, but the Evening was dry·
20th.  The Wind S. blowing very fresh, cloudy & dark weather but dry all day The Priest preached on Heb: Chap: iith. verse i3th.

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