July 21, 1778

1778 July 21 (Tuesday).  I rode to Brecks Mare to Ministers Meeting at [West Sudbury?].  But no one came besides Mr. Smith.  N.B. Mr. Bridge and his Wife [illegible] lately had the Small Pox.  He by Inoculation but she, after repeated Inoculation had it in the Natural Way.  Mr. Biglow prayed: and we agreed to have the next Meeting at Mr. Newells though he was not present: to be not till 3d Tuesday in September.  And if Mr. Newell objects, they (by divine will) to be at my House.  I returned home in safety at Eve.  D.G.  N.B. Col. Ezekiel How informed me that a Post was gone down from Head Quarters with bad News of great Destruction by the Enemy lately, at Susquehannah.