1769 December 1 (Friday). It being moderate, pleasant Weather, John goes out abroad. Sister Cushing Sends me word that Dr. Prentice dyed last Night, and is to be buryed tomorrow. O that God would Sanctifye this Death to me and to all concerned! Mr. Ebenezer Forbes comes to request me to Visit his Daughter Hannah who is Sick of a Fever and Canker. Was obliged to leave my Study to my great Interruption; for she wanted to see me. I went and found her very ill. Conversed and prayed with her. Her sister Betty begins to be ill also, and Seems greatly affrighted. Deacon Wood came here very kindly to cut out and Salt up my Beef: He supped here.