August 22, 1770

1770 August 22 (Wednesday).  Went with Mr. Stone a.m. to Capt. [Solomon Wards?] at whose shop I bought Cloth etc. for a Coat for my Son Elias.  Then called at Coll. Brighams.  Dined at Mr. Stones p.m. and preached his Lecture on Joh. 14.6.  Mr. Stone lent me divers MSS of his late old Mr. Lord of Chatham, viz. some of his Diary — a Sermon on 1 Cor. 55 and Josiah Osgoods Journal of an Expedition under the Command of Col. James Moore, General.  I rode to Mr. Ebenezer Chamberlins to get a Taylor (Miss Lydia).  Called to see Mrs. Bruce and her Baby, which Seems to languish, as her Twins did, before they dyed.