1774 May 13 (Friday). Mr. Bradshaw came from Boston, having gone from New Braintry to buy Goods (with a Team etc.). My Daughter in Law Elizabeth with him. Having dined — drinked [sic] Coffee etc. they Sat out — fearing a storm. N.B. Received by them the papers of yesterday containing the Act of Parliament for blocking up the Harbour of Boston — and which is to take place on June 1 next. Also containing General Gage’s Appointment of Governor in the room of Mr. Hutchinson. May God most gracious behold our state! Rev. Mr. Jedediah Jewets Death pastor of the first Church in Rowley. May the Lord sanctify it to survivors!