1773 December 28 (Tuesday). It was a great Storm of Snow and a Cold, tedious time. Mr. Belknap had Sent to me yesterday desiring me to attend the Burial to day; but I could not go out in so severe weather, and so far. Sent word to them that I could not venture, and prayed them to defer the Solemnity — but yet they came, the women almost suffering. They came in here, of necessity, to warm etc.