April 10, 1740

1740 April 10 (Thursday).  My Daughter Molly Sick of the Meazles.  A sorrowful Message by Ezekiel How[1] that sister Gott was taken suddenly about an Hour before sundown yesterday with an Apoplexy, but partly Epileptical also, and was not thought to continue.  I preach’d (Repeated) on Ps. 119.5, and after Lecture I rode to Marlborough and found the Sorrowful Case of sister Gott to be as aforesaid!  Lucy with the Measles.

[1]Son of Thomas How of Marlborough.