Wednesday, August 26 1761

…Joseph Fuller Jr smoked a pipe or 2 with me in the evening. How severely do I feel the loss of one of the best wives…[51 words omitted]…so that I may (with justice) say upon the whole I have lost one of the best of wives and almost the phoenix of the age… [36 words omitted]… She was religious but no bigot, discreet yet full of innocent mirth.

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