924 | Jane Bernard to Scrope Bernard

    Wednesday Night [16 Jun. 1779]

    Dear Brother

    You are so prepared for the most alarming accounts of my Father, that I may venture to tell you we are every moment expecting his Death he had a bad Fit the other Night, since which he has taken to his Bed, we have had no hopes — he has been delirious all Day & has had one frightfull Convulsion________

    a second has proved as we feared too strong — it has carried him Off — We have now no more to fear, he is released from his uncomfortable State, & we are satisfied____

    My Brother wishes you to leave necessary directions behind you that you may not have the trouble of returning____

    Adieu my Dear Brother JB1

    my Brother desires you order a suit of raven Grey, black stockings &c to be sent to you on Saturday__

    ALS, RC      Spencer Bernard Papers: D/SB/P/6/3.