1756 March 17 (Wednesday). Rode to Marlborough. Visit Mrs. Brigham who is recovering. Was at Mr. Henry Barns’s — N.B. her Harpsichord. At Madam Woods’s (or rather Brighams). Dined at Mr. Smiths. Preached his Lecture on Joh. 1.11. At Coll. Williams at Eve; Capt. Fay accompanyed me home. N.B. Mr. Jacob Amsden taken sick of a Fever. I called to see him. N.B. Betty Bellows dyed about 10 a.m., Aetatis 18. Extremely Sorrowful in that House and Neighborhood, there being no other Daughter in that Family; and but one or two more Young Women in that Corner of the Town. It is a Time of Sickness and mortality in the Other part of the Town likewise. May God fit us for His divine Will!