October 22, 1771

1771 October 22 (Tuesday).  Very early in the Morning came Mr. Thomas Walker of Hopkinton to desire me to attend her Funeral to Day.  Mr. Tainter killed an Hog for me.  Weighed 9 Score and 11 lbs.  I went to console my poor bereaved Brother.  Deacon Woods wife took mine into her Chair and carryed her over, and She dined at Lt. John Woods.  But I dined at Mr. Barretts.  I prayed and Mr. Bucknam, Prentice, Frost, Hutchinson, and Willard were the other Pall-Bearers.  Capt. Thomas Mellen, Capt. Joseph Mellen and others, under-Bearers.  Mr. Barrett went to the Grave, and held up wonderfully.  After the Funeral Mrs. P________ returned home, but Mrs. Cotton prevailed upon me to go to Capt. Clarks because both he and his wife were ill.  I lodged there.