1777 May 28 (Wednesday). Frosty Morn, but a good Day. I did not incline to be at Boston, though it is an important Day, wherein not only Counsellors are to be chosen but a Constitution of Government to be planned. Hear the grand President of the Congress, is arrived at Boston in Pomp. May God grant that the general Assembly may be conducted with Wisdom! My Son Samuel and I rode to Mr. Lawrences at Lincoln, and to my Kinsman Procters: but returned to dinner at Samuels and Spent the Afternoon in Visiting the widows and afflicted. Particularly Mrs. Emerson and her Children — then her Mother Bliss — the Miserable Mr. Isaiah Barrett — at Eve the Minots.