1770 August 27 (Monday). My little Son Elias left us to go to his Brother Cushing’s. He went with John Arnold in his Waggon to Fitchbourg — and then Mr. Payson is to help him up to Ashburnham. Brookfield Elias goes to Mr. Samuel Sherman for Flower. He brings an Hh. for which I am to give 5£ old Tenor of which the Boy carried one Dollar. P.M. came Mr. Loyd and his wife from Brookfield. He had been detained there by Indisposition and fowl Weather. They lodge here.