X Birth. Ezra Hodges 3d dagt &
5th Child; the first was 5 ys old ye
10 of Sept last. XX
Clear part of the Day & very Cold. I am informd that Jona
& others who were attempting to go Down with a rafft were inclosd
by the ice at Bumber hook Point. thee ice makes very fast.
Doct Williams & his Son here at Evn. Could not
pass with yr Horses, left ym here and went
to mr Pollards. I was Calld at 8 h Evn to See mrs Hodges in
Labour. her women were Calld and Shee was Safe Delivrd at 10 h
and 30 m Evn. mrs Pollard being unwell Did not arive till the moment
the Child was Born. the Ladies who assisted took Supper after
all our matters were Completed, & retend home about 12.
mrs Pollard and my Self tarried all night & Sett up. mrs Hodges
rested finely, ye inft allso.
||at mr Savages and mr Hodges. thee ice Stopt at
Fort Westorn. Birth 29th. Saml Dawin fell
thro ye ice as he was attempting to go of ye
rafft to ye Shore, but was Savd by their geting
to him with a Cannoe & takeing him in.