October 17, 1751

1751 October 17 (Thursday).  My little Daughter Susan very much indispos’d — but we ventur’d to go to Mr. Martyn with the Child, having appointed and engag’d it.  The last night so cold that the Horse was not able well to break the Ice through the Brook at Widow Tomlins.  Din’d at Mr. Martyns.  Mrs. Eager and her sister, Mrs. Patty Ward there.  We return’d at Eve.  Susen so ill we sent for Dr. Chase — who came.  My God prepare us for his holy will!