March 6, 1728

1728 March 6 (Wednesday).  Brother Champney went home.  In the Afternoon Mr. Thomas Forbush[1] was here on the Business of his Children, parted quiet though there had been Some warm Discourse.  Just after I was got to Bed (about 3/4 after Eleven) we were afrighted by the awfull sound of the Earthquake.  All that were awake heard it.  I lay awake an hour and half, but hearing nothing I Compos’d to sleep.  God be prais’d from my Soul for his wonderous Deliverances.  Let me never forget his Benefits.

[1]Prominent early settler of Westborough.