April 25, 1776

1776 April 25 (Thursday).  My dear son Forbes came this Forenoon.  He is Journeying in a Surkey from Gloucester to Brookfield.  He lodged last night at the widow Brighams at Southborough.  Dines with us and goes on his Journey.  N.B. He leaves a Letter to our Church requesting Assistance in his Installment.  And asks me to preach on that Solemnity.  P.M. Visit old Mrs. Kelly, and called to see Mr. Ebenezer Maynard and his New Wife, whose Maiden name was Sarah Winchester.  Cousen Mainard and her sister Nichols rode to our House and took up Mrs. P________ with them into their Carriage and carryed her to squire Baker’sFleet is here yet — very talkative and troublesome.  Received Mr. Bowen’s request to change with him, who preaches at Watertown; next Sabbath.  But I was obliged to write a Denyal; having so many pre-engagements to fulfill.