June 3, 1776

1776 June 3 (Monday).  From Beverly rode to Manchester and dined at Mr. Toppan’s.  P.M. passed through bad Roads, and by many Sordid Hutts.  At Eve arrived at Mr. Forbes in Gloucester, who dwells in the House that was Mr. William [blank] at the Harbour, and his Son and Daughter Coffin, with their little Daughter also, my Great grand Daughter, in the Same House.  Here I lodged, and continued while I was in the first Parish.