August 31, 1765

1765 August 31 (Saturday).  Thomas and John both yesterday and to Day mowing Bushes.  Mr. Millen of Chauxit dined with us.  He is in his Return home, from Boston.  He Confirms the Melancholly Accounts of Monday Nights Work at Mr. Hutchinsons: He was on the Spot — an Eye Witness.  P.M. Lucy and Suse in Capt. Woods Chair, ride to Dr. Balls.  At Eve Mr. Morse brought me a Letter from Mr. Quincy informing me in many particulars which before I could not come at, concerning the late outrages at his Honour’s.  He incloses also Drapers Paper, of Thursday last.  I am prone to think that Nothing in New England of this kind, has equalled this Occurrence.