January 12, 1775

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 MarlboroughReuben Bellows was kind enough to pilot me through the difficult Paths of Snow.  Brother Smith in a broken, Weak, distressed Condition.  I lodged there.