February 7, 1775

1775 February 7 (Tuesday).  Sent my Letter to Mr. Ward at Mrs. Holbrooks by Mr. Joseph Harrington.  Wrote to Mr. Quincy, and Sent it by Ripley, who came from Brookfield, and brings me a Letter from Mr. Forbes etc., who writes of his ill Reception when he and his Wife went home from Cape Ann, that her Breast is no better — that he has asked a Dismission — and I perceive that he is greatly discouraged.  Ripley to Cambridge after he had dined.  P.M. a Town Meeting here on a great Variety of Affairs.  Elias is at home with me.  Dr. Hawes here, but Hannah better.