1779 July 21 (Wednesday). Breck goes to Boston. Mr. Elisha Forbes with his Team goes down to load up for him. Miss Polly Howard here making Lace for my Daughter Cushing. Mr. John Pidgeon came in his way to Brookfield, and lodges here. He brings fresh news of our Success against the Enemy in recovering the Fort on Hudson’s River, which they had lately taken from the States, and fortified more Strongly, which is called Stoney Point, near King’s Ferry: May God grant to His people a suitable Frame of Mind upon Such Occasions! Elias came from Cambridge.