January 31, 1747

1747 January 31 (Saturday).  Captain Maynard is return’d from Boston through the tedious Storms and Roads and his Team under his sons Care is coming.  The Snow very deep.  Captain Maynard brings me a Letter of the 23rd from my Brother Parkman informing me of their sorrows by the extreme illness of his Daughter Emms,[1] but Captain Maynard adds that Brother Samuel inform’d him that she dy’d on Thursday morning last.  The Lord Pity the Bereav’d Husband and parents, and Sanctifie the frequent Breaches in our Family to us all who are related!

[1]Martha, daughter of Parkman’s eldest brother, William, married Joshua Emmes.