July 12, 1776

1776 July 12 (Friday).  Mr. Ruggles visits me.  Ebenezer talks of enlisting but is too Subject to pains to presume to.  He rides with me in my returning to Brookfield to my aged Kinswoman Mrs. Sadler — and as far as Mr. Caruths.  At Brookfield I called again at my Grandsons.  Visit Mr. Appleton at Mr. Gilberts — dined with my Daughter Baldwin.  Visit sister Champney.  Rode to Leicester, and lodged at Alexanders.  Though I can’t but wonder at his going into the Army, yet I can’t help his doing it.  May God most gracious direct and support him!  May his Family also be under the divine Care!