1775 September 19 (Tuesday).
Brigham home to her Father. Paid Suse three Dollars.
I went to Ministers Meeting at Marlborough. I was chose Moderator and prayed. The Conversation was upon the General Distresses, viz. by the Warr, and by the terrible Dysentery. N.B. In Marlborough Four have been buryed in a Day; three times this has occurred, and nineteen have been buryed in a week. The Ministers were agreed to recommend our keeping Fasts in our respective Parishes. In returning, I called to see Old Coll. Williams who has lost his Wife, son William and his Daughter Abigail, by Death; also their Maid, and a Traveller — all five of them dyed there of late, and a young Child Sick at this time. Sorrowfull [Dispensations?] indeed! I went in also to see old Mrs. Beeman, who is very feeble, yet can go about. Breck returned from Norwich. One Gilbert with him, who carrys a Letter from me to Mr. Moore.
Elizabeth, wife of Col. Abraham Williams, d. 9 Aug. 1775, in 71st year; Marlborough Vital Records, 400. William d. 1 Aug. 1775; ibid., 401. Abigail, dau. of Col. Abraham and Elizabeth, d. 28 July 1775, in 40th yr.; ibid., 400.