March 27, 1777

1777 March 27 (Thursday).  I hear the Ordination at Shrewsbury was put off.  I rode to Southborough on Mr. Ebenezer Forbushs Horse to See Mr. Stone and his Family.  Mr. Stone informed me that his Daughter Rice was thought to be dying and that he, being sent for, was riding there, but the Horse stumbled and threw him, by which he was sadly bruised — and was blooded.  His Daughter Joanna very ill of a Fever, and keeps her Bed.  But it was Lecture Day, and Mr. Stone could not go out.  However, Mr. Wheaten from Framingham was there and preached.  Text Joh. 3.3.  N.B. Col. Buckminster accompanyed Mr. Wheaton and dined with us.  By Desire I prayed with Miss Joanna.  In my returning I visited the three Widows Gale; I also called in to see old Mr. Gale and his Wife, confined by their Infirmitys.  Am now informed that Mr. Fairbank was Ordained this Day.  Mr. Cushing goes to Shrewsbury — But