1774 October 11 (Tuesday). After Mr. Ruggles had broke fast with us at my Sons, I returned to Brookfield. Rode to Mr. Daniel Gilberts and dined there. Viewed his Mulberry Trees and Silk worms, Coons etc. Visited Several Friends — particularly Mr. Joseph Bruce. Find that Mr. Joseph Chadwick is chosen Captain of their Troop. Saw a foot Company under the Command of Capt. Joseph Gilbert. At Eve the friendly Capt. Hale came to See me. Lodged at Capt. Baldwins.