July 18, 1774

1774 July 18 (Monday).  My Son and his Wife and Child leave us, to return to Boston.  I Send by him Dr. Newton on the prophecys, to Mr. West of Needham; my watch to Mr. Cranch, and some Relief to Cousen Bradford.  Benjamin Clark troubled with pain in his stomach and lies by from Day to Day.  The Town Met again on the Article of Signing the Engagement to break off the Commercial Dealings with Great Britain.  They Send their Committee to Me to let me see what they have drawn up; and if I pleased in Order to my Signing it. I sent my Regards to the Town, with my Request, that it might be suffered in my Hands a little while for my Review, and I will make them Some Return before or at their next Meeting.  Breck paints the Sign of blue Anchor for Deacon Wood.