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Daily Archives: April 7, 1772
1772 April 7 (Tuesday). Ebenezer Claffin of Hopkinton calls to tell me that Capt. Joseph Mellen dyed last night. Though the riding is very bad, yet I went to private Meeting at Lieutenant Bruce’s, where I preached on Ps. 139.23.24.