December 29, 1760

1760 December 29 (Monday).  Though it was very rainy Mr. Fessenden came.  Breaks fast with us.  N.B. He preached for Mr. Stone yesterday — and now finally leaves us as Schoolmaster.  At Eve comes Mr. Bowman from Cambridge and tells us The King is dead.  That he dyed last October and that tomorrow the Young King, his Successor, is to be proclaimed at Boston.  The Lord Sanctifie these Providences to us, and to the whole Nation!  I think his Majesty was by 7 years the oldest of all the Kings or Queens Since the Conquest; being nigh 77 years old.  Queen Elizabeth dyed in her 70th.