1779 October 2 (Saturday). Surprizing Story concerning a negro Family of Natick, whom one Mr. Damon has sold, Surprized and sent off as slaves, they are recovered, and now on the Road returning to Natick. Mr. James Bellows of Rutland here, and receives from me a Certificate concerning his Wife Thomasin. Old Mr. Gale was buryed. I attended and prayed at the Funeral. N.B. had a good deal of conversation with old Mr. John Crawford of North Shrewsbury, who was at the Funeral.