December 30, 1776

1776 December 30 (Monday).  Mrs. P________ very much indisposed through the Night, which was very frosty: She got up many times; and is in a very ill state of Health.  Breck sett off Some time before Day, in the Sleigh, for Boston.  A Sharp Cold Season.  I wrote by him to Mr. William B. Townsend.


Miss Nabby Woods came last Evening and is at work here upon Brecks Cloths.  Her Brother Abel (who was sorely wounded etc.) returning from petitioning the Court, for a proper Consideration of his Condition was here.  He relates that a Post went into Boston last Thursday who came with Intelligence that there has been a great Engagement of the Armies in the Jersies, and many Slain.