1774 July 2 (Saturday). Received a kind, respectful Letter from my dear Kinswoman Mrs. Elizabeth Bradford dated June 25. Capt. Bradford being then at Havre Grace Newfoundland. I rode to Southborough and Mr. Stone came hither. I went to Coll. Brighams to see Mr. John Prentice Smith who is consuming. Prayed with him. N.B. Governor Gage has issued out a Proclamation against Combinations — Assemblys for signing a solemn League and Covenant etc. I lodged at Mr. Stones.