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Daily Archives: December 3, 1768
1768 December 3 (Saturday). Rode to Southborough. Bought 1 3/4 Broadcloth of Capt. Ward, who gave in 1/2 Quarter of Cloth besides (it being a Remnant) and 1/4 of Tea. Mr. Stone to Westborough. I lodged there.