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.