1778 October 16 (Friday). Sister Champney is a great deal exercised with a weakening Distemper and is much to be pityed. P.M. came a Young Man, one Benjamin Brown of Lyn, now from Stoneham, and expecting to see two of Timothy’s Sisters, who came at Evening, viz. Miss Rebecca Cowell, and Mrs. Mary Brown, who also brought her little son Ezra, of about 5, who rode in the Chaise with they [sic]. They all lodge here.