1775 January 12 (Thursday). Samuel setts off for Boston; and it soon rains. I hear that probably my Son and Daughter Forbes got no further than Alexanders last night. P.M. came Mr. David Spafford and paid me 10£ lawful Money. I rode to Marlborough. Reuben Bellows was kind enough to pilot me through the difficult Paths of Snow. Brother Smith in a broken, Weak, distressed Condition. I lodged there.