July 19, 1775

1775 July 19 (Wednesday).  Mr. Edmund Rice dy’d[1] last Night at Mr. Gale’s, in his Way home to his Family.  May God please to Pity his Family, his Parents, and Sanctify it to all Others, especially the Soldiers; and to those who are Sick in a peculiar Manner.  My Son Samuel and his Consort returned from Newbury; and he had been to Pownalborough.  Mr. Edwards Whipple came to desire me to attend the Funeral of Mr. Rice tomorrow.  I was very infirm — had a lax Body and grew weak and faint with it.

[1]Edmund, son of Edmund and Hannah, b. Feb. 27 1757; Westborough Vital Records, 8.  Death not recorded