1776 October 24 (Thursday). Mr. Cushing and I took a Ride to Mrs. Winchesters, where were Apples worthy to be distinguished. Din’d at Squire Wilder’s; but he was not at home. Viewed and admired, his Chamber and Garrett of Indian Corn, which were an entertaining Sight. In returning to Mr. Cushings I called at Mr. Overlocks, and at Deacon Fosters. How calm and still these Regions are, compared with the tumultuous Seats of War! The Lake Champlain and Environs; New York etc.