1777 July 16 (Wednesday). Jej. and prec. My Wife rides with Hannah on Horse back to Capt. Maynards. Hannah greatly Sunk in Spirit as well as Body. May God graciously extend Compassion! A Day of Trouble in the Family, as well as distressing on Account of the Public State. The loss of So Strong a Fortress as Ticonderoga and the Tumults in the Western Frontiers. But the most high is our Refuge. P.M. Elias returned from College. Parkman Bradshaw came with him in the Baldwin Chaise. They inform that yesterday there was a Funeral Oration in the Chappel occasioned by the Death of Mr. Benjamin Wadsworth, who departed by the Small Pox. Very much lamented, especially by his Class, to which Elias belonged.