October 23, 1751

1751 October 23 (Wednesday).  Susen So well that the Doctor ceases his visits, and generously gives his Medicines and visits also.  Sorrowful News of Two Young Women, Daughters of Mr. William Brewer[1] of Shrewsbury, who were drown’d yesterday at Lancaster as they were going to visit a Relation.  Ebenezer design’d to have an Husking this afternoon but being belated in his Invitations was oblig’d to defer it.

[1]Abigail and Elizabeth Brewer were drowned “in a saw mill pond” in Lancaster.  Ward, Shrewsbury, p.245.