1776 March 2 (Saturday). Deacon Wood — advises to have the desired Contribution for Mr. Nichols. Joshua Twitchell came on Saturday Evening to request me to go to his sister Suse who was very bad of Throat Distemper. We sat out at 8 o’Clock; 3 mile and an half to ride — found her very ill — also her sister Sarah and others of their Family, their Parents especially, had been and continue affected with the same Distemper. I returned home at Eleven.