1774 February 25 (Friday). John Fay Still works for me. Mrs. Barrett of Hopkinton and a near Neighbour of hers, Mrs. Hall, make us a visit, and brought me a Letter from Mr. Fitch praying that I would Visit old Mr. Charles Simpson, who is dangerously ill. At Eve came Master Thomas Stone and Joshua Winter and both of them lodged here. Sorrowful Accounts of the Breaking of many persons, Traders and others, at this time. Especially Great Troubles have invaded my Neighbour Spring, who is now returned from an Excursion to Providence to trade off his Wares; but many Evils have lit upon him, which are too hard for him, as is feared.