1746 April 24 (Thursday). Brother Hicks Set out from Cambridge with us. We rode to Dr. Gotts, and to Esquire Brighams, where we left our Chair. Captain Maynard there. Sorrowfull News of Mr. Antipas Brighams Death at Grafton. Some bad News also from our own Family at Westborough That a few Days agoe my Young Cow (whose Calf was newly kill’d for the sake of the Milk) was a few Nights agoe drown’d in Mr. Barns’s Swamp. We ourselves got home well, and found our Children and Whole Family Well; Sarah whom we left not well, comfortable, and Suse well wean’d. Blessed be God!