1756 November 6 (Saturday). Mr. Forbush of Brookfield here: came last night to his Fathers. He returns back as far as Worcester that he may preach there tomorrow. Billy thrashes Rye. Mr. Mason here and informs me his Idiot son Aaron, is dead of the Distemper. He has Gloves here for the Funeral; and engages me a Shoat in payment — but leave my Wife to trade with him, being Shortned for Time for my Preparations in these Extraordinary Times.