January 31, 1770

1770 January 31 (Wednesday).  Alexander returns to Sturbridge.  Jonas Kenny came kindly to assist in cutting and Salting our Pork.  At Eve came Jonathan Forbes from Brookfield with my Horse, and with a Letter from Mr. Forbes, that John is gone to live as apprentice to Mr. Hitchcock, that my son Breck is also come from Ashby to work with Mr. Hitchcocks Brother, a Shop-Joyner — and that all, especially my Daughter Baldwin, are well.  Blessed be God for all His Goodness to me and mine!  Thus ends this Month.  “So teach us to number our Days etc.!”