1736 October 22 (Friday). [Faint?] We got Ebenezer down into the dining-Room. Dr. Gott visited us as he returned from Mr. Thomlins Child, with a Gentleman of the Faculty who was born at Vienna: his Name Alexander Maximilian Thyery; Practitioner at Plainfield. Dr. Gott Shewed me Mr. James Pierponts Letter of the 21, giving the Melancholly News of the Sudden Death of Mr. Nathaniel Breck (Madam Pierponts Father) who was drowned the Night before, as he was attempting to pass over the Swing Bridge in Boston. A very sorrowful accident!
Nathaniel Breck d. Oct. 20, 1736. Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, comps., Deaths in Boston, 1700 to 1799 (2 vols.; Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999), 1:110.