July 23, 1776

1776 July 23 (Tuesday).  Six Persons (our Quota) enlist, upon the Encouragement given by the Town in Addition to the provincial Bounty.  Among the rest, to my regretting, my Neighbour Caleb Harrington: who must leave home with Difficulty, because of his Wife’s Circumstances.  Mrs. Cotton and Mr. Stimpson dine here; and p.m. leave us.  Elias returns from Concord, but is so indisposed that he can’t return to Mr. Frosts.  A.M. I visited Richard Temple who is ill of a Fever at Mr. Newtons; and prayed with him.  Towards Eve I rode down to Capt. Edmund Brigham, who Still lies under his Lameness.