October 22, 1736

1736 October 22 (Friday).  [Faint?] We got Ebenezer down into the dining-Room.  Dr. Gott visited us as he returned from Mr. Thomlins Child, with a Gentleman of the Faculty who was born at Vienna: his Name Alexander Maximilian Thyery; Practitioner at Plainfield.  Dr. Gott Shewed me Mr. James Pierponts Letter of the 21, giving the Melancholly News of the Sudden Death of Mr. Nathaniel Breck[1] (Madam Pierponts Father) who was drowned the Night before, as he was attempting to pass over the Swing Bridge in Boston.  A very sorrowful accident!

[1]Nathaniel Breck d. Oct. 20, 1736.  Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, comps., Deaths in Boston, 1700 to 1799 (2 vols.; Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999), 1:110.