September 13, 1775

1775 September 13 (Wednesday).  [torn]ning attend the Funeral of Mrs. Belknap so far as to go to the [torn] pray there.  My Son Ebenezer went with me.  Mr. Forbes [torn] (having been to Dr. [Pope?] at Mendon about her Breast) came, as did William [torn] and Daughter LydiaAlexander, his Wife and young Child — Samuel with his [torn] — Mr. Whitney came also and dined with us.  Mr. Stone came [torn] before [the procession?].  The following young Men were Bearers [torn] Uriah Brigham [torn] Thomas Stone, Benjamin [Tainter?] junior, Jonathan Fay, Samuel [torn] and Stephen Maynard.  Thus we go through the mournful work of [torn]ing our Dead.  May God almighty Support and comfort us!  And [torn] I be Ever mindful of and preparing for my own Decease! [torn] Forbes and his Wife and [illegible] [marginal notation: their sister Baldwin]  But Ebenezer went to Deacon Bonds.  B[torn] and his Wife and Daughter (though Evening) sat out for home.  Alexander [torn] and Child left us for Leicester, and Samuel [illegible] greatly obliged to Capt. Maynard [illegible]


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his Wife also was exceeding kind in Coming, and not only taking her Aunts Care in the Kitchin upon her, but labouring [illegible] there — (though there were Mrs. Spring, Mrs. Hannah Warrin, Mrs. Mary Crosby, and Suse Brigham (there) besides).  When therefore I saw that her son, Samuel Brigham, was dropt from being a Bearer, I was surprized and grieved.  My Daughter Baldwin tarrys with us.