December 2, 1740

1740 December 2 (Tuesday).  A.M. I went over to the Funeral of the widow Tomlins Child, and p.m. to the Funeral of Deacon Newtons Child[1] both of which dy’d of the Throat Distemper.  A Third Grave was open’d this Day, Scil. for a Still born Infant of Daniel Stone.  After the Funerals I went with Mr. Grout to Neighbour Beriah Rice’s to see the Cow Mr. Tainter had bought for me and afterwards to Mr. Tainters.  N.B. Richard King son of King the Cutler, etc.

[1]The Westborough Vital Records do not reveal which of Josiah Newton’s children had died.