May 17, 1781

1781 May 17 (Thursday).  Breck returned from Boston.  He informs that My Brother Williams Widow dyed at and was buryed from the Alms House about a fortnight ago.  My son Samuel undertook the Care and bore the Expence of the Funeral.  May God graciously Sanctifie this Decease to all of us!  Samuel Sends me Mr. Dawes’ Oration on the 5th of March last.