June 10, 1776

1776 June 10 (Monday).  Ebenezer, Hannah and I sat out from Cape Ann to come home.  Mr. Forbes and his Son Coffin accompanyed us — first to his store, which was a few Miles out of the Harbour.  And there were well refreshed.  After riding a few Miles further, they left us and we proceeded — to [Hamlett?] and dined at Mr. Cutler’s where was his Wife’s Brother, Mr. Balch, who preached for Mr. Jonathan Parsons of Newbury, who is out of Health.  P.M. Mr. Cutler goes with us to See Sister Abigail and her Daughter Dilly (who marryed Mr. Ebenezer Lovering) and has a flock of Children.  They received us with Joy and Generosity.  I took an Account of the rest of my Brother Johns posterity.  Leaving them we came to Beverly and lodged at Mr. Enos Wheelock’s.