1775 January 28 (Saturday). Hear that the Small Pox has broke out at Hopkinton on Capt. Thomas Mellen’s Wife: also that it is in several places in Mendon. May the Lord prepare us for His holy and Sovereign Pleasure concerning us! Dr. Hawes came, but it was not till the Business of the Dressing etc., were over. P.M. Master Waters here, at his going off from keep School in this Town. Says he has reason to believe that Mr. Fish did not draw up the paper sent in to our Church and Signed by Eleven of our Brethren.