May 2, 1776

1776 May 2 (Thursday).  Went in the Morning to Mrs. Cullocks and prayed there.  She desires me to attend the Funeral of her Child next Friday at 9 a.m.  I Catechized at the Meeting House.  36 Boys.  32 Girls.  P.M. My Son Alexander returned from Boston — the News that 30000 Troops are coming — 3 Destinations, viz. New York, Virginia and Quebec — and small Pox at Brookline etc.  He leaves us to go to Leicester.  Nigh sun setting came my Son Samuel, his Wife and Child.