November 13, 1758

1758 November 13 (Monday).  Still very Cold.  This is the more distressing as many people have not got in their Corn — sawce etc.  My Cabbages are abroad and chiefly Spoiled, they being so hard froze.  At Eve Mr. Maccarty who is on his Journey to Boston, and lodges here.  He informs me that Mr. Charles APTHORP of Boston, a principal Merchant dyed Suddenly last Friday Night.  Surely Riches profit not in the Day of Wrath.  Immensest Heaps of Silver and Gold will not be sufficient to bribe the Kingdom of Terrors!  Nor any Discharge in this War!