January 11, 1775

1775 January 11 (Wednesday).  My son and Daughter set out for Brookfield, and Elias goes with them with an Horse to accompany them part of the way — as far as to Capt. Curtis’s at Worcester.  P.M. Mr. Stone of Southborough came with heavy Tidings of the Death of the venerable Father, Gardner, of Stow, yesterday morning about 3 o’Clock; and with a Message from the Widow and Children to Me requesting that I would attend the Funeral on Friday afternoon.  Help Lord!  the Godly cease!  The Prophets, do they live for ever?  O that God would prepare me, who must soon follow!  Mr. Stone dines with us.  P.M. leaves us.  At Eve Samuel returns from New Braintree.