May 3, 1752

1752 May 3 (Sunday).  Read Deut. 8.  Preach’d on Deut. 5.19.  P.M. read 2 Cor. 9.  Preach’d on Phil. 1.27, A Sermon which was first deliver’d in the Year 1725, now with many alterations and additions.  At Night, 9 o’clock came Mr. Ezra Taylor of Southborough to desire me to go to the Funeral of Mr. Jonathan Brewer[1] of Framingham who Yesterday Morning cutt his own Throat with a Sickle.

[1]Brewer, who was in his 64th year, had lived in Framingham since 1717.  Temple, Framingham, p. 481.