1779 August 27 (Friday). Neddy goes on his Journey to Brookfield. My son William came with his Chaise for his Mother to go with him, to Concord (his Wife drawing near the Time of Travail). He, Capt. Goddard of Sutton, Dr. Stinson now of Marlborough and Mr. Caleb Harrington dined with us. P.M. Mrs. P. to Concord. The notorious Thomas Cook came in (he says) on purpose to see me. I gave him what Admonition, Instruction and caution I could. I beseech God to give it Force! He leaves me with fair Words — thankful and promising.