April 25, 1746

1746 April 25 (Friday).  Mr. John Brown[1] from Cambridge here and lodg’d here.  Tells us the sorrowfull News of upper Ashuelot besett by the Indians, and several Houses there in Flames.  May God be mercifully present with them and save them and especially with Mr. Bacon[2] in this distressing time.

[1]John Brown, Jr. (Harvard 1741), was later the minister at Cohasset, 1747-1791.  Sibley, XI, 12-17.

[2]The Reverend Jacob Bacon.