February 14, 1770

1770 February 14 (Wednesday).  After Breakfast we came to Messrs. Southgates; went thence and viewed the works at the Place, the House, the Mill, the Dam, the Stream, and had a List of the Tools — and they were delivered to Alexander.  Then went to Mr. Watsons, where his wife Signed the Deed (as he had done last night) and then the witnesses signed.  Then Alex and I Signed the notes for payment of the money.  Mr. Denny asked me to dine with him and I went.  Din’d agreeably, Mr. Chaplin of Sutton and his wife being there.  I returned to Mr. Watson who had been with Alex to Squire Henshaw, the Justice that took Mr. Watsons acknowledgement (Alexander having dined with Watson), and though rainy and the Floods high we proceeded on our Journey as far as to Mr. Sumners, where we were kindly received and agreeably entertained.  Letter from my son Cushing that Sarah was Sick.  Sister Cushing was gone with the Ashburnham Messenger.