1766 October 25 (Saturday). Sat out for Townshend, westwardly part. Arrived at my Son Williams and dined with my Daughter in Law. P.M. went to him at his Saw-Mill at Ashbournham. N.B. Mr. James Colman with a Number of Hands, building a large Bridge over the River (my son tells me it is) Souhegan. Return back to his House and lodge there. N.B. I wrote a Letter in the Morning to Rev. Mr. Dix of Townshend to inform him of my purpose to preach, but that I would desist from it, if he prohibited it. Committed it to the Care of Mr. Stearns, inn-holder to convey it with Speed — immediately.