January 27, 1778

1778 January 27 (Tuesday).  Took Elias with me again in the sleigh and rode to Mr. Stones at Southborough; and having dined there, we proceeded to the House of Mourning — that of the late Capt. Aaron Fay, whose Funeral was attended by a great multitude.  I prayed and discoursed with the widow, and mournful Relatives.  May the Impression on all of us be deep and lasting!  Called at Mr. Stone’s who was yet confined by Illness, and several of his Family.  Returned home at Eve.  Col. Baldwin from Brookfield.  And Mr. Badcock, the Singing Master — both lodge here.  N.B. Mr. Bradshaw goes to keep the Whipple School.