May 7, 1779

1779 May 7 (Friday).  Eli Forbes Returns to Cambridge and Boston.  Sally tarries with us.  I send by Eli to Elias, Ferguson’s Astronomy, with a Letter against his Selling Books, which he has had of me, and have writ to Eli’s Father, particularly to send for his Sheep after Shearing. N.B. Breck has bought another horse, which his brother Samuel procured for him, of Major Stillman at Boston.  P.M. I rode to Mr. Thomas Bellows to see him in his weak and low condition, and prayed with him and his son’s Family — thence I proceed to divers Other of the Families in that corner, viz. Mr. Chamberlain.  N.B. his son Daniel gives me half a bushel of Indian Corn, and lends me a bushel and half more.  I called at Mr. Nat. Chamberlain’s, went into widow Bellow’s, and stayed some time at Ensign Snow’s — drank Tea there etc.  At home found Capt. John Wood and his Lady, who make a visit here.