January 5, 1781

1781 January 5 (Friday).  Mr. Beeton came and acquainted me that his mother [illegible] and worthy Mrs. Kelly expired [illegible] about one o’Clock.  A great Loss to have such pious People to be removed from us.  She was doubtless one of Gods precious Jewels and [one?] who Seemed to be always in a gracious [Frame?]  May it please God to awaken us who Survive to a faithful Imitation!  I suppose She was almost 87 years of age.  At Mr. Beetons desire I went to the burying place to shew him which is the Grave of Mr. Alex.  At night came Mr. Abel Curtis (of Dartmouth) and lodged here.