September 3, 1748

1748 September 3 (Saturday).  Three Letters from my wife informing that on Tuesday last Mother Champney was seiz’d with the Numb Palsey, could not speak nor did know any Body, was alive and that was all: and that on Thursday morning She dy’d — but was uncertain when she would be bury’d.  She has been a most loving, kind Mother to me.  I hope she receives a glorious Reward.  She was very Timorous but desir’d to trust in Christ.  May God please to Sanctifie her Death to me and mine, and to all more nearly connected!  I wrote by Mr. Spencer to Mrs. Parkman — the happy Showers this Morning detain’d him a little, but he set out for Boston.  Ebenezer went over to Mr. Martyns for the portmantle which my wife has Sent up in his chair.