January 31, 1761

1761 January 31 (Saturday).  In the Dead of the Night between 2 and 3 o’Clock we are Surprized by the Coming of Lieut. Joseph Stone of Brookfield, in pursuit of my Son and Daughter Forbush; their youngest Daughter, Lydia, being in great Extremitys, and almost beyond Hope of Recovery.  Billy goes to Mr. Daniel Forb. to acquaint him with it.  Who comes before Day, and goes to Boston after his Brother and sister.  Mr. Emms leaves us to go to Boston.  Lt. Stone dines, and then returns to Brookfield.  May God reward him!  Pity the Child if alive, and prepare us for His holy Will!