June 8, 1775

1775 June 8 (Thursday).  I visited at Lt. Bakers on consideration of the Great and unusual Trouble the Family was of late exercised by.  It was this: On Thursday, the first Day of the Month, Mrs. Baker and a Number of the Children, after eating their Breakfast of Bread and Milk, were strangely affected; were taken with Vomiting and Purging; and with some of them it continued through the Day.  Nor can they, any of them give any Account of what was the Cause, or what could Ail ‘em.  Mrs. Baker has also lately lost her Brother John, Mr. John Death, in the Army; on which Account I sympathize with her.  Miss Lois Burnap is yet there, lying under Lameness.  Breck and Sally return from Lancaster.