February 17, 1776

1776 February 17 (Saturday).  I am informed that Mrs. Antwistle and her sister Submit Harrington are dead.  Mr. Edwards Whipple here.  He has a Cancer on his Lip — is going to Mendon to put himself under the Care of Dr. Pope — and desires public prayers tomorrow for him.  Mindwell Batherick, whose Cloths etc. were burnt in an House at Westminster — and needs Charitable Assistance.