November 30, 1765

1765 November 30 (Saturday).  The last Monday’s Paper informs me of Death of my dear Kinsman Mr. Ephraim Langdon, usher of the North Latin school, at Boston.[1]  May God sanctifie this Death! and especially to his sorrowfull Mother, and to his only sister (Mrs. Eliot) nor would I forget Venerable Master Wiswall, to whom Mr. Langdon was no small Support.  May God grant me to be my self, ever in Readiness!

[1]“Thursday Evening last departed this Life, after a short Illness, in the 32nd Year of his Age, Mr. Ephraim Langdon, Master of the North Grammar School in this Town. – His Funeral is to be attended from the Rev. Mr. Elliot’s, precisely at 4 o’Clock, this Afternoon.”  Boston Gazette, Nov. 25, 1765 (issue 556), p. [2].