1781 August 22 (Wednesday). Lt. Elijah Day of Springfield west, under a bad sore, boards at my Son’s. Offers to wait on me to the Town. We visit Dr. Minot and Mr. Ripley. I went also to see good old Mrs. Minott, and at her Request prayed there. We returned and dined at my Son’s. P.M. rode home, calling at Col. Weeks and at Col. Cyprian How’s, where I drank Tea with Mrs. Blackden, Mrs. Speakman, etc. Arrived here before Day Light ceased. To God be praise!