October 23, 1769

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.