January 13, 1780

1780 January 13 (Thursday).  A very cold day — we think the severest of any that has come.  May God almighty support us through these Extremities!  but especially the poor and destitute!  P.M. Mr. Elisha Forbes came and informed that his Father was dead!  that he expired last evening about 8 o’clock.  He was 69 years old last October.  It was conceived that his Distemper was bilious: had his senses to the last, and was calmly resigned to the Sovereign Will of God.  The Funeral proposed to be tomorrow, and he, Elisha, will take effectual Care of my comfortable Transportation.