September 18, 1758

1758 September 18 (Monday).  I Sent by Mr. Ephraim Bruce, to Lt. Rice and to Billy in the army.  Mr. Bruce goes to bring home Jonas Bradish.  I visited the Hows at each House — and other where.  P.M. I went [southward?] to raise a Team to plough the Field behind the Meeting House.  Was at Monsieur LeBlanc’s, and at Joseph Bruce’s.  Towards Eve I rode to Marlborough to See General Amhirst’s Army of 4500 — they had pitched their Tents some Time before I got there; but I went to them and walked among them.  Lodged at Mr. Smith’s, as did Mr. Buckminster.  Likewise two field Officers, viz. Coll. Townshend (Son of L. Viscount Townshend) and Major Richardson.  Heard the Sorrowfull News of the Death of Mr. Porter of Sherbourn and that he is to be buryed to Day.