April 26, 1776

1776 April 26 (Friday).  Sent Mr. Newells Book to Squire Gardner (See above 24) and an Answer to Mr. Bowen, by Mr. Daniel Grout.  Deacon Wood here in the Morn to request me to go to his Brother Joseph’s Child’s Burial — but I am bespoke already — for p.m. I attended the Funeral of Mr. Ab. Gale’s Child, Elisha of nigh 11 Months, which dyed yesterday of a Consumption.  I prayed there.  Also I (by desire) called at Mr. Timothy Warrins, Two of his Daughters, Eunice and Ruth, and a grand daughter (of Six years) being Sick of a Fever.  Prayed with them.  N.B. The troublesome William Fleet, having finished his combing 104 lb. of Flax in the forenoon, 1 d. lawful per lb., left us.