1775 September 1 (Friday). John was so low in the Night that I rose a little after 2 o’Clock this morning. Can do but little in my study as the Troubles of my Family increase, for Breck is also confined, and my Avocations and Interruptions by various means increased. My Neighbour Harringtons Wife grows worse. N.B. Another Company of Soldiers, an hundred under Command of Capt. Robert Cluggedge from Bedford, on the upper part of Pensylvania, marching, and waggons attending them. The Junior Mr. Levi Brighams Wife, from FitzWilliam, comes in, having Sprained her Ankle. Elijah Brigham here also. The latter Stays and watches with John. N.B. John having got some Sleep, has been somewhat more Comfortable this afternoon, so that I read to him some part of Scudders daily walk. And in the Eve was better. Thanks to God.