1770 August 9 (Thursday). Ride to Mr. Mellens, and break fast there. He is repairing his House. Proceed to Mr. Gardners at Leominster, and dine there. P.M. he is so good as to ride with me to Fitchbourg, but Mr. Payson was gone to Bradford. Called at Capt. Cowdin’s where was his Mother (Daughter of my old Neighbour Mr. Samuel Clark). I took leave of Mr. Gardner there, and hastened to Ashby: and found all well at My Sons. My Daughter Cushing also there. Lodged at Williams and in good Comfort. D.G.