January 23, 1740

1740 January 23 (Wednesday).  Ensign Maynard brought me the Sorrowfull Tidings that my Brother Elias was struck with the Dead palsie (as its commonly call’d) on Monday last; that he was himself with him Yesterday, and he lay in a very dull, insensible state, and it was greatly to be fear’d whether he would get over it.  At Eve Brother and Sister Hicks[1] were here.

[1]Mr. and Mrs. John Hicks of Westborough.