March 11, 1774

1774 March 11[1] (Friday).  Young Mr. Hutchinson going to preach at Concord, calls here.  Sent by him a Letter to my Son William with an 100£ old tenor which he requested me to lend him.  Last Evening heard of the Death of old Mr. Joseph Stratton of Waltham; may God Sanctifie this to survivors — to Me that I may be ever ready for the Awful Hour!

[1]Waltham Vital Records, 292, give the death of Joseph Stratton on March 10, 1776, in 86th year, citing gravestone record.