1751 August 5 (Monday). Deacon Kimball of Hopkinton came to Plaister the West End of my New House. Mrs. Rachel Pratt, the Wife of Neighbour Hezekiah Pratt, dy’d about 1 p.m. I was with her a.m. and we talk’d of her Decease — she having comfortable Evidence of Grace. Mr. Pratt has carry’d himself in a very exemplary Manner towards his Wife; and his House is now turn’d into a Bochim. The Lord Sanctifie this Death not only to them but to all of us! Stephen Newton Sick of the Throat Distemper but is thought to be better.
Judges, II, 1-5.