respected father was lying at the point of death, and wished me to come up and see him before he dies. God, prepare his soul for thine everlasting abode in glory! In the afternoon Mrs. Jones and myself left for father's.
Tuesday 15th. — Arrived at Hamilton, on our return, about 1, p. m., and took the steamboat for the Credit, where we arrived a little after dark.
Friday 18th. — My brother John and I came to Hamilton last evening, and this morning took stage for Brantford, and we were the whole of the day in reaching the above place, which is only 28 miles. When we arrived at Brantford, we there heard the melancholy news of the death of our respected parent, who had departed this life on Wednesday morning last, without a struggle or a groan. We proceeded to the house of mourning.
[In this place as in several others there is a blank left in the Journal, evidently with the intention of filling up afterwards; and it is a cause of regret that so little is said of the death of a father for whom he had a strong affection, and who was possessed of many excellencies.]