November 4, 1774

1774 November 4 (Friday).  Early in the Morning Lt. Baker and my Son Breck Sat out.  I catechized at the Meeting House — about 50 Boys.  P.M. catechized at my House — had nigh 30 Girls.  May it be to good Effect! P.M. Breck etc. returned, and gave me Account of their overtaking the man Suspected of taking away Elias’s sheep.  He confessed it, and to make Satisfaction he has Sent me a Note of Hand which Lt. Baker had given him of £ lawful Money, that So much might be taken out of it as be proper Amends for the Sheep and the Charges.  Mr. Forbes and sister Lydia Champney came at Eve. One from Cape Ann, the other from Cambridge, and lodge here. Wrote to Mrs. P________ by Richard Barns junior. Town meet about their Military Affairs.