1761 March 11 (Wednesday). Capt. Wood brought his Horse that I might ride to Mr. Morse’s of North Shrewsbury. Took Mr. Fessenden with me. Dined at Mr. Morse’s. My Business was to get a good Horse. At Mr. Morse’s Request we rode to Capt. Curtis’s at Wor’ster upon the Same Design but without success. N.B. Mr. Morse informed me that Rev. David Stearns of Lunenbourg dyed the night before last, of a Fever. A great Loss! The Lord Sanctify it to me, and to those more immediately under the Bereavement especially. We called at Capt. Allens in our returning but diverted to Mr. Martyns and lodged there.