1726 August 15 (Monday). I was sent for to Mr. Rices. They apprehended him (according to his own phrase) near winding up. When I came to him the Springs of Life were very weak and Low. He could speak Yea or No but I had no answer from him to many Questions I asked him. I pray’d Earnestly for him; I discoursed to his Wife and Children and Friends about the Bed and then Solemnly bid him Farewell. He gave me fervent tokens and I Left him. He dy’d about an hour after. Captain Fay and Two Sons came to take care of Some Hay which Phinehas Hardy and Thomas Forbush, Junior mow’d to Day for me.
Son of the Westborough selectman.