October 10, 1774

1774 October 10 (Monday).  My Son Baldwin rode to Concord to join with the other Members of the Provincial Congress.  I rode to New Braintry — Mr. John Lambson my Company.  Called to see my Cousen Sadler, who lives at his Daughter Matthis’s.  N.B. a Child of one Gilchrist of two years old, their only Son, was Scalld yesterday Morning and dyed at Evening.  Prayed with them. Went to my Son Ebenezers. Dined and p.m. Visit Mr. Ruggles. Rev. Benjamin Ruggles was ordained at Middleborough, Oct. 17, 1725, old Style.  At Eve Mr. Ephraim Woods, late of Southborough, kindly came to see me.  Mr. Bradshaw and his Wife live with my Son. They keep shop in Comp. I lodged there.