Monday, April 24

David Brainerd's Birthday

I caught the entries up to date at David Brainerd's Blog this morning. On April 20 (1747) David celebrated his 29th birthday.
Was in a very disordered state, and kept my bed most of the day. I enjoyed a little more comfort than in several of the preceding days. This day I arrived at the age of twenty-nine years.
In his next entry, he makes his final departure from New Jersey. David has been struggling with what was called consumption then, and what we call tuberculosis now.

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