1748 March 9 (Wednesday). Ebenezer took the sleigh and carried 8 bushels of barley for malt to Mr. James Woods of Marlborough. I went to see old Mr. Crouch; and neighbor John Rogers giving both to him and his wife solemn warning of their delaying Repentance and Humiliation. Snow melts a great pace. Captain Maynard brought me a sorrowful letter from Brother Parkman with the heavy tidings of the death of my dear Brother Alexander on the 6th at evening of a bilious cholic. Oh that God would by this Providence which is so near me prepare me for own turn.