January 13, 1753

1753 January 13 (Saturday).  A Thaw: Southerly Wind and Rain.  The Snow goes off apace — fear my Wife with her Fellow-Traveller, has an heavy Journey.  About Sun setting Lieutenant Tainter and my Wife arriv’d in Safety.  D.G.  They lodg’d at Captain Tainters at Watertown the first Night — she lodg’d at Brother Samuels at Boston the Second, and at Brother Harringtons at Watertown the last — they din’d at Colonel Buckminsters to Day, and in general have had prosperous Journey.  The Child, Samuel, has also done pritty well with us.  N.B. Sorrowful News of the Sudden Death of the Reverend Mr. Ellis Gray of Boston, being Suddenly Seiz’d with a Numb Palsie last Lords Day morning and dy’d the Same Day, to the inexpressible Surprize and Grief of the whole Town.