March 5, 1774

1774 March 5 (Saturday).  This I conceive is a Day of Concourse at Boston, when the honorable Mr. Hancock, at 12 o’Clock delivers an Oration etc. etc.  Mr. Jacob Biglow of Sudbury going to Sutton calls and dines.  He informs me of the Death of the Honorable Lieutenant Governour Olivers Death.  That he dyed last Monday, between 5 and 6 in the morn in the 68th year of his Age.  I have known him from a Boy: always appeared Sober and pious, but his political Conduct has rendered him obnoxious to the severe Resentments of the People.  May God Sanctifie this Death to all in the Magistracy — and may I have a right Estimate of Life, and be continually in preparation for Death!