her infant daughter, whom she named with her own name and baptized with her blessing.
The father was appointed to the revenue service on the American station, and sometime afterwards married a second time.
He was settled pleasantly in a delightful valley at Nantasket, and desired to bring his little daughter to America to be nurtured by his excellent and pious lady under his own roof.
At the age of four years, Susanna, with her father and affectionate nurse, embarked in October, 1766, at Deal, on board a brig bound for Boston.
The voyage was long and perilous; having been driven to and fro by wintry storms for many weeks, and enduring the pangs of famine to the last extremity, their hearts were overwhelmed with joy when the cry of land ahead was afternoon of January 28, 1767.
But a severe trial yet awaited them; the wind arose suddenly, the brig became unmanageable, drifting hopelessly in amongst the rocks and breakers.
The good brig held together, and when the tide receded i