1767 July 4 (Saturday). Early ride to Mr. Harringtons to Breakfast and Prayers. Dr. Prentice accompanys part of the way to Lunenburg. Call at Deacon Haywards — dine at Mr. Adams’s. At Gibson in Fitchburg have the joyful News that my Daughter is o’Bed. The Child was born yesterday p.m. Thanks to God! I hastened up to them and arrived some time before night and found both Mother and Child in Comfort, and every one in Joy. Lodged at Billy’s.