August 7, 1760

1760 August 7 (Thursday).  Sorrowfull Tidings wound my Ears, nor less my Heart, that Brother Cushing of Shrewsbury is dead — dy’d suddenly in his Field gathering up Rye.  May God Sanctifie the awful Breach!  O that God would remember his bereaved Handmaid — the Children — but especially the Flock!  Which now it may be feared, will fall into various Divisions.  But may the great Shepherd guide and restrain and provide for them!