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!