1760 August 7 (Thursday). Sorrowfull Tidings wound my Ears, nor less my Heart, that Brother Cushing of Shrewsbury is dead — dy’d suddenly in his Field gathering up Rye. May God Sanctifie the awful Breach! O that God would remember his bereaved Handmaid — the Children — but especially the Flock! Which now it may be feared, will fall into various Divisions. But may the great Shepherd guide and restrain and provide for them!