1779 April 16 (Friday). Attended and prayed at the Funeral of Old Mr. William Nurse. He was 83 sometime in last month. I had considerable discourse with Ensign Fay. Elias went p.m. to Concord with Cart, Boxes and Horse. Mr. Amos Parker, Ephraim’s Father here. He is obliged with a No. of Lelock Trees. At eve Mrs. P. returns home. Hear that a girl has set Fire to Mr. Kendal’s House at New Salem, the same that fired Mr. Fessenden’s at Walpole. She is committed to Jayl.