March 3, 1777

1777 March 3 (Monday).  Town-Meeting.  Capt. Morse and Mr. B. Tainter came to request me to go and pray with them.  I complyed.  Mr. Biglow dined with us.  Mr. Joseph Green came to acquaint me with the Death of his sons eldest Child, by a Quincy, and desires me to attend the Funeral tomorrow.  I am informed that the Small Pox increases; that Joseph, Daniel and Lucy Hardy are so under the Symptoms or Fears of it, that they have gone into the House, and into the Room of Infection.  Mr. Benjamin Whipple of Bennington came to see me.  Mr. Jonathan Grout here concerning his supplying me with Malt.  At night the dining-Room Chimney took Fire and burnt out freely; but no Harm.