October 24, 1776

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.