February 13, 1760

1760 February 13 (Wednesday).  Alex and Breck thrash Rye one Day after another.  Capt. Jonas Brigham here and acquaints me with Sorrowful Accident of his Brother Levi’s.  About 9 this Morning his son Joseph fell from an Hay-Mow in the Barn; by which he dyed presently.  The Lad was in his 13th year.  May God sanctify it to those that are most nearly concerned and to all round about, but especially to poor thoughtless Youth!  Mr. Francis Robishow and his sister Anne, Modesty Landre and one Dowsett, waited upon by Peter and Ammon Blanc, here.  Mr. John Maynard brings me the Copy of his Wife’s Oath against him, taken before Judge Ward; but he (as he says) not notifyed.