1756 October 6 (Wednesday). Visited Several Sick, viz. Little Ebenezer Forb., Dr. Chase’s Wife and little Daughter: Mr. John Rogers — and attended the Funeral of Lt. Maynard’s Daughter Elizabeth. After which I rode up to Mr. Samuel Fay junior, his son Hezekiah being very dangerously ill. N.B. Old Mr. Maynard and his Children in much sorrow intermixed with their Joy. Neighbour Nathans Wife is brought to bed and has a Son — but Mercy likewise and the Latter has a black one. Thought to be by Mr. Masons Essex. A most grievous and Sore Evil! God grant her Repentance and her Wicked Companion also: and Support the wounded Relatives, and give to each of that Grace which may be sufficient for them!