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Daily Archives: February 1, 1779
1779 February 1 (Monday). At eve came my Kinsman, Mr. William Bradshaw, who has been to Brookfield, but did not arrive there till after his brother Benjamin’s Funeral. He lodges here as does Master Fisk.