1769 October 23 (Monday). A.M. Mrs. P______ and I went to see Ruth Bellows, who lies sick of a Fever at Mr. Hannaniah Parkers. I prayed there. We then visited Lt. Forbush’s Wife, who is ill; and prayed likewise. P.M. Our Sister Cushing having dined with us, left us. Our son and Daughter Cushing go with her. I went up to Deacon Woods upon a Variety of Small Affairs, and to See Mr. Johns Wife, who has newly lain in, in her Husbands Absence. At Eve he returns from Colrain, with a drove of Cattle and a Flock of Sheep. N.B. A great Squirrell Hunting in this Town and Neighbourhood. Killed 1884.