1774 September 17 (Saturday). Closely applyed to my preparations. P.M. Came my Kinsman Bradshaw and with him my Granddaughter Molly (daughter of my Son Ebenezer) whom he has marryed. They have been to Providence to dispose of Potash and buy Goods — and to Stoughtonham to visit his Parents etc. Breck returns, having been to Boston as well as to Salem — tells me of the works which the regulars are carrying on at Boston Neck etc.