December 4, 1765

1765 December 4 (Wednesday).  Though it has been very stormy in the Night, yet it cleared up this Morning.  Mr. Lane leaves us for Bedford.  We have not only Sorrowfull News of the Death of Mr. Cornelius Cook, once of this Town; but of the sad Condition of Several of his sons — That Daniel is hanged, and that Thomas has been condemned and has broke Jayl.  It occasioned sorrowfull Reflections on Such vicious Lives!