May 21, 1782

1782 May 21 (Tuesday).  I wrote to Mr. Quincy.  A Letter came from Elias at Northampton, dated the 7th.  Polly has another Fitt.  P.M. Elias himself came from Northampton but last from Brookfield.  With him came Mr. [blank] Kingsley of Northampton and Daughter Martha, who lodge here.  Mr. Francis Whipple here informs that Venerable Old Mr. Benjamin Ruggles of New Braintry dyed lately: and at Eve I am informed of the Death of Rev. and aged Mr. Abijah Weld of Attleboro.  This last was pritty Sudden after a Journey.  May God prepare me for His holy Will!