May 7, 1773

1773 May 7 (Friday).  Mr. Joseph Arnold of Grafton calls to see me.  He is very mournful for the Loss of his son John (whose Death he confirms) and desires public prayers here.  P.M. Attend the Funeral of Mrs. Nurse and pray’d there.  Mr. Eleazer Ward of Paxton there.  He is the only Residue of the Family that used to dwell in that House.  May I have profitable Reflections on this speaking Providence!  Hear that old Mr. Charles Rice, the oldest male member of this Church, dyed at Brookfield on Monday last.  Also that Rev. Mr. Daniel McClalland of Colrain is dead.  Lord make me know my End etc.!