January 30, 1776

1776 January 30 (Tuesday).  Wrote to Mrs. Moore.  My son Samuel, his Wife and Child, with Elias also, go in the Sleigh to Concord; Samuel designing to take his own Mare at Concord and proceed to Plymouth, Rochester, Dartmouth etc.  Deacon Miles in a delirious Frame, came to see me.  Mr. Timothy Warrin came with a Sleigh and carryed Mrs. P________ and Me to the Funeral of old Mr. Nathaniel Whitney, who expired when within about seven Days of Eighty Years of Age.  May God be graciously pleased to Sanctify this Death of one of the most Antient Members of the Church, to all of us who Survive!  At Eve came Master Samuel Jenison from Mendon, and lodges here.