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.