1772 April 23 (Thursday). A.M. Catechized at the Meeting House. Had only 23 Boys. Had no Exercise for the Girls p.m. by reason of the Funeral, viz. of Mrs. Vashti Hardy, which I attended upon and prayed at. Mr. Cushing here, dines and lodges. I am Somewhat concerned for my Son Breck, undertaking to prepare for Shopkeeping when Such a Number besides are purposing and preparing for the Same. N.B. Mr. Luke Brown of Worcester lately dyed there of the Small Pox.