October 12, 1746

1746 October 12 (Sunday).  I with my wife went to the Funeral of old Christian.  She was bury’d in a very decent manner by Captain Maynard, from his house.  Samuel Brigham Esquire, Edward Baker Esquire, Captain Timothy Brigham, Messrs. Jotham and Charles Brigham and many others (besides a Number of Indians) attended.  She was carry’d to our South Burying Place. At Eve Mr. Edward Bass, Schoolmaster at Lancaster came to see us, my wife being a Relation. Bekky Hicks watch’d with Neighbour Edwards Whipple little Daughter which dy’d in the Night.  Not being able by means of many Interruptions to finish my Preparations without much Difficulty, and hurrying what I wanted to take Some Time about, I threw them aside for the present and preach’d again my sermon on Job 22.21, a. and p.m. N.B. No Proclamation till I was going into the Pulpit p.m.