July 13, 1776

1776 July 13 (Saturday).  Returned home — having called at Mr. Maccarty’s (where I saw Mr. Davis of Holden).  At Capt. Curtis’s and Mr. Sumners.  Arrived about 2 p.m. — find Breck here.  He is come from New York; he came on the 10th p.m.  He Saw a Number of the Kings Forces, viz. Great Ships etc.  An Engagement commenced on Staten Island.  Tis said that General Putnams Party prevailed.  Am told that Nathaniel Chamberlain is Sick.  At Evening Mr. Fitch of Hopkinton came here to ‘Change with me.  His Horse is turned (by Order) into Squire Bakers Pasture.