1740 December 27 (Saturday). My Wife had been Somewhat ill all night but in the morning was so full of Pain that I rode away to fetch Granny Forbush to her. The Snow which fell last night added to the former (both being deep) made is extraordinary difficult passing. I was overmatch’d with it at old Mr. Maynards. Ebenezer Maynard and Neighbour Pratt took their Horses and rode before me, by which means I succeeded. Brother Hicks carry’d up his wife, and fetch’d Mrs. How and Ensign Forbushs wife. Ensign Maynard brought his wife and fetch’d Mrs. Whipple. Mr. Williams also brought over his. But we were in great Want of Wood through the Disappointments which I had met with. This Ensign Maynard help’d by chopping and sledding down a Load from the Hill. A time of Remarkable Difficulty yet God was pleas’d to help us through.
Thomas Forbush, Jr.