July 19, 1765

1765 July 19 (Friday).  Rode to Lt. Joseph Howards to find Jonathan Hill (to whom Mrs. Cutting of Waltham had committed a Bundle for my son William then at Townshend, which never arrived) and found him.  He resolves to search after the Bundle.  Dine at Mr. Smiths, and tarry till the Cool.  We call at Coll. Williams.  Tea etc.  Arrive Safe at home, through the Great Goodness of God.  Sir Biglow, his Mother and sister here, in their way home.  Billy has partly coloured the House — but it was so dry, and the Weather so hot, that it has Swallowed up Oyl and Colouring extremely.