January 31, 1778

1778 January 31 (Saturday).  It being a very rainy Season.  Sophy dined at Deacon Wood’s, and Mr. Badcock came not either to dine or to lodge here.  Mr. Levi Wilder dined with us.  He acquaints me with the sudden Death of one Mr. Willson who went from his House at Lancaster with a Load of salt, lately, but dyed the Same Evening as he sat at supper, at Winchenden in his way home.  May God sanctifie Such an awfull Stroke as This also!