July 1, 1776

1776 July 1 (Monday).  I visited at Deacon Woods.  His Son Johns little William Pitt, of about 8, is ill of what is termed the Camp Distemper.  Prayed there.  P.M. The Companys of Militia (having been warned publickly yesterday after the Exercises) met together to gather out a Number of Men to march to New York.  Our Proportion is 28.  Mr. John Ball of Northborough who is employed by the Court in this Affair, is here and acquaints me with Some of the Reasons of the Delaying to send Recruits to Canada.