1778 December 16 (Wednesday). It being moderate air, I rode in the Sleigh — to see old Mrs. Baker, who has been sick. I dined there and thence I proceeded to visit Mr. Joseph Grout and family, being out of health; but Mrs. Grout herself is sick of a Fever. Their son Joseph this day returned home from Warfare, but Mr. Grout is greatly concerned about his son William at Fishskill [sic], and Benjamin is gone a great while after him, and hear nothing. I prayed with them. Called at Lieut. Jonathan Grout’s, who is come home, from the Service. Newton’s man, Thos. Harrington, 2 Load. 6 feet each.