865 | From Walter Logan

    Boston 5 Nov. 1770.


    My last Letter of 30 the ult informed you, that Mr. Bernard was in a very alarming state. I am extremely unhappy in having now to say, all hopes of his Life have ceased. On Thursday he was able to come to my House to meet Doctor Perkins.1 He dined and returned that day to Newton. There then was some small hope of a recovery if he could ^have^ gained a little strength. But unfortunately on the next day a Laxness2 attacked him, which could not be checked; which encreasd his weakness with rapidity. I am just now returned from Visiting him with Doctor Perkin’s. We left him beyond the power of Nature in the last stages of this Life, and have given him up to God. I have made this known to Lady Bernard and I have done all in my power to comfort her Ladyship in her great distress[.] I shall conduct what now remains to be done in the most discreet manner I am able in which I shall consult your Freinds. I constantly Visited Mr. Bernard in his decline which on Saturday last I made ^more^ in particularly known to the Lt. Governor having gone to Miltown for that purpose.

    This I write in haste having now heard a Vessel will Sail to’ Morrow.

    I pray God may support you on this and all other unhappy events of this Life. And I am most respectfully.

    Sr. Your faithful Obdt St.

    Walter Logan

    The account of the Tweed having yet Sailed from N York

    ALS, RC      AO 13/74, ff 57–58.