July 16, 1767

1767 July 16 (Thursday).  In the Morning visit Mr. Wyeth.  Mr. John Hicks (where my Horse was kept, and gratis) accompanyed me.  Rode to Mr. Adams’s of Roxbury thence to Boston.  Cousen Proctor at his new purchased House.  Was too late to go to Lecture.  Dined at Brother Samuels.  Horse put up at Brackets.  Cousen Bryant and his Wife and Mr. Coverly and his Wife, meet us at Brother William’s in order to settle the Affair of Mothers House: but we only signed a settlement made six years ago.  I returned to Brother Samuels and lodged there.  N.B. Mrs. Boyd from Newbury, Daughter of Coll. Joseph Coffin, there.  Also Dr. Charles Coffin her Brother there.  The said Mrs. Boyd Speaks of her Husbands Grants or Patents for vast Tracts of Land in the Eastern Country.  But what is much nearer and more affecting to me is, my dear Brothers deep Trouble, and distressing perplexity, in the Settling of an Estate which was, as far as I understand, chiefly entrusted to him.  Mullikins.  N.B. Neither Mr. Holbrook, or Surcomb, or their Wives at home.