March 11, 1777

1777 March 11 (Tuesday).  I went to Squire Bakers, but he is gone to his Brother Solomon, who is at Dr. Whites at Holliston by reason of a grievous sore in his Cheek.  Mr. P. Whitney here.  P.M. hear that Mr. Edwards Whipple is very ill with a sore Throat and Canker.  I went immediately to see him — but he was dead before I got to him.  A sorrowful Sudden Death!  The Lord grant I may be ready for my own!  Prayed with the afflicted Mourners.