January 19, 1746

1746 January 19 (Sunday).  Lieutenant Tainter came and inform’d Me that Sister Esther, my Brother Alexanders Wife dy’d on the 12th at Night, and was bury’d on Wednesday following.  The Lord sanctifye his holy Hand to us all, but especially to my poor Brother and his only Child as they need Special Grace at Such a Time! A.M. on Eph. 2.8. P.M. on Ps. 90.1, because of the Troubles in England. My wife somewhat Better.  Mrs. Kimball of Hopkinton din’d with us.