October 11, 1774

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.