May 1, 1775

1775 May 1 (Monday).  A most admirable spring Season.  Thanks to God!  [blot] Public Distress increases.  The Inhabitants of Boston are getting out of it, but with great Difficulty.  Mr. Loyd leaves his Wife and three Children here, and the Chaise they came in, and goes to try to get into Boston that he may get out his Goods and Effects.  I wrote by him to Mr. Thomas Bailey (who has the Care of my Brother) recommending it to him to remove him to his Son Bradshaws at Stoughtonham.  I gave Mr. Loyd 50/ to pay Edes and Gill for the News.  Afterwards heard they had moved out of Boston.