December 10, 1772

1772 December 10 (Thursday).  Reckoned and settled with Mr. Silas Hill.  Towards Night Sent to Edes and Gill an Account of Squire Woods Wife and of her Death.  Her Father Fay came from Boston and brought me a Letter from my Son Moore at Rochester containing an Account of his dear Wife’s, My beloved Susanna’s Decease!  which occurred on Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. and that She was interred on the 2d instant.  It proves very shocking to me!  The Lord Sustain and direct me and mine, who Survive!  under Such a Weight of Sorrow!