1758 October 9 (Monday). Mr. Ephraim Bruce returned last eve, from the Lake, with Jonas Bradish. Brings me a Letter from Billy of Sept. 28. And one from Mr. (who writes himself) Forbes, of Sept. 8 and another from him of Sept. 25. N.B. Mr. Daniel Hardy comes here with fresh Claim of part of the Land, Lt. Ward took up for me in the Swamp to the North East. N.B. Mr. Putnam of Pomfret, going down to See his Father at North Reading, who is Sick, calls (in the Rain) and takes a Lodging here. He appears a Serious, modest, agreeable Gentleman.