bullet Bethlehem Diary - November 9, 1763

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[Symbol for Wednesday] November 9

Br. Philipp in Lynn sent us, through Br. Bibighausen, the following sad news, namely: that the enemy Indians renewed their attack early yesterday morning in their neighborhood, three to five miles from the schoolhouse. Some were killed and wounded, some taken prisoner, and a few houses were set on fire. [He] commended himself, and all souls in such imminent danger, to the diligent remembrance of the Brethren.

In the afternoon, at 5 o’clock, the mortal remains of our blessed Br. Schoute were buried in the earth after a short sermon in which Br. Peter reminded the Gemeine of the blessed hearts-situation, the service, faithfulness, and tender attachment of the blessed Brother.

The reading was in the evening, and afterwards the Liturgy of the Single Brothers. The Singstunde was omitted due to bad weather, which also...


Transcription and translation by Katherine Carté Engel

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