1775 February 7 (Tuesday). Sent my Letter to Mr. Ward at Mrs. Holbrooks by Mr. Joseph Harrington. Wrote to Mr. Quincy, and Sent it by Ripley, who came from Brookfield, and brings me a Letter from Mr. Forbes etc., who writes of his ill Reception when he and his Wife went home from Cape Ann, that her Breast is no better — that he has asked a Dismission — and I perceive that he is greatly discouraged. Ripley to Cambridge after he had dined. P.M. a Town Meeting here on a great Variety of Affairs. Elias is at home with me. Dr. Hawes here, but Hannah better.