1776 January 19 (Friday). Miss Nabby works here. She dines. Chamberlin goes three times with the Team to the Lot. Williams Chops and has his Dinner Sent him. Mr. Leonard came in his way to the Camp, and dines and lodges. But Billy comes from Concord — with The Heavy News, and Letter from my dear son Forbes! Of my most dear Child Mary’s Departure on the 16th at Eve, between 9 and 10 o’Clock! O Lord, Help!