June 9, 1780

1780 June 9 (Friday).  Safely delivered, and had been favoured with a comparatively easy Travel, has a fine fat Daughter, and very like to do well.  The praise to God for all His Mercys!  But the sorrowful news is from the Harbour of Cape Anne, that Mrs. Forbes departed on Monday night last, in Child bed.  She had been delivered of a Dead Child about two Hours before.  A sad loss to my poor Son-in-law!  The Lord sustain him!  and pity the Motherless Children, for there are pritty many of them — hope they will all find Mercy!  I am informed that Mr. William Parkman, Grandson of my Brother, lives in the Antient Mansion.