May 6, 1773

1773 May 6 (Thursday).  Between one and Two o’Clock in the Night came Neighbour Jonas Kenny and alarmed us with the Death of my good Old Neighbour Mrs. Ruth Nurse, newly entered into her 68th Year — a woman of great and many Infirmitys for many Years.  A very prudent House-Keeper according to her Circumstances, and much exercised in Entertaining Strangers and Pitying and relieving the necessitous.  In the morning went over to them and prayed.  N.B. Mr. Walley and Col. Whitcomb, returning from Upton, call here, but would not tarry to dinner — our Discourse chiefly of Bolton Affairs.  N.B. Col. Whitcomb cant say that they asked Mr. Goss to call a Church Meeting for the express Purpose of his Dismission.  Mr. Walley says he wants Advice of his Rev. Fathers and Brethren in the Ministry concerning his settling there.  At Parting at the Door I Said I could not but be greatly dissatisfyed with their Proceedings etc.  P.M. preached at Mrs. Kendalls, principally to old Mrs. Woods (old Mr. Joseph Stretton of Waltham was also present) from Mat. 25.6.10 from p. 37 to 61, omitting from p. 46 to 51.  May the Lord be pleased to add His Blessing, to our Saving Benefit!  My Grandson, Ebenezer Tertius, from Cambridge.  Has left Mr. Barrett; is on his was to Brookfield.