March 10, 1772

1772 March 10 (Tuesday).  P.M. Mr. Abraham Wood of Sudbury came up to inform me that yesterday about 3 quarters after one in the afternoon expired the Venerable Man, Father Loring, almost 90 years old If he Should have lived till the 17th of next month.  Help Lord!  The godly man ceaseth!  My Father.  My Father.  The Chariots of Israel and the Horsemen thereof!  Dr. Hawes and his Wife made us a Visit and drank Tea here.  John Arnold here and tells me his Brother Thomas’s pleas with him to continue to serve him, have so prevailed that he can’t live with me, as I had bespoke.