December 7, 1760

1760 December 7 (Sunday).  I omitted the public Reading.  Preached on Exod.15.11 a. and p.m.  Administered the Sacrament.  My Wife not at meeting.  Deacon Forbush, Deacon Tainter, Master Fessenden, Mrs. Maynard, dined here.  The Small pox not yet come out upon Jacob Garfield, and tis hoped will not.  Hephzibah goes home.  At Eve a Letter to Sarah from her Brother Baldwin at Brookfield, informing that last Thursday night Dr. Benjamin Gott dyed of the Small Pox.  I Sent for Capt. Wood, who was lately come home from a Journey to Brookfield to come here and acquaint me with what he had heard of it.  He came; but had not returned home that way — and therefore could say but little new, of the Matter.  How sorrowful this stroke to poor Mrs. Gott!  And to that Neighbourhood.  But the Lord has done it!