1776 May 11 (Saturday). My Son Samuel came from Boston. Says, no Vessels nor Troops are come — but the people are diligently at work in fortifying Several important places, viz. Fort-Hill, the Castle, Noddles Island etc. Mrs. Hicks, waited on by her son Zechary, brings her son James to live with me till he shall be 14 Years old. D.V. They tarry here with us. Being short of Hay, am forced to send her Horse to Mr. Nurse’s. Mr. Waters and Miss Cloe Grosvenor here. Her Brother was marryed yesterday.