October 13, 1746

1746 October 13 (Monday).  Mr. Bass, who had kept Sabbath with us, return’d to Lancaster, a Sober modest young gentleman, and I perceive is something observably Skill’d in the Hebrew. May God be pleas’d to make him a great Blessing in his Generation!  P.M. was at the Funeral of Mr. Edwards Whipples Daughter.  Visited his Brother Francis’ Daughter Abigail who is taken sick.  We have observ’d that the Child bury’d to Day is the 24th that has died in Town since August 23, when Mr. Cook’s first (which dy’d) expir’d.  Our Children Billy and Suse are somewhat indispos’d with Flux, but (through Divine Goodness) run about yet.  Ebenezer made Cyder at Mr. Hows.[1]  At Eve had a Quarter of Beef from Mr. Jonah Warrin.  Stormy and some snow.

[1]Neighbor Hezekiah How.