1781 March 26 (Monday). Mr. John Fay to desire me to attend the Funeral of his Child tomorrow. Mr. Amasa Maynard Sent to desire me to attend the Funeral of one of his Children tomorrow. But, what was obstructive of both a Messenger arrives from E. Sudbury with a Letter from Mr. Bridge informing that his honoured Father Smith expired on yesterday Morning about 7 o’clock, and is to be buryed tomorrow at 3 p.m. This Sorrowful News caused me to send to those forementioned Neighbours and desiring them to provide otherwise for their Funerals.