1773 December 8 (Wednesday). Those Gentlemen left us. Nehemiah Maynard comes to acquaint Jonathan with his Mothers Death. An awful sudden, Sorrowful Bereavement! May God be very gracious to my dear Neighbour to Support and direct him, and take Care of the numerous Company of little ones! The last, but about six Weeks old. A Letter from Mr. Adams of Roxbury lamenting the State of the College and of Mr. Locke. Another from Master Waters of Dartmouth College. In returning I have Talk with Mr. [Joseph Kean?] [illegible] at Neighbour Nurse’s.