July 1, 1777

1777 July 1 (Tuesday).  Mr. Crosby came.  The Girls prepared and Mounted in Mrs. Baldwins Chaise, and Drawn by Brecks Mare, and Mr. Crosby rode the Baldwin Horse, to ride as far as they could towards Boston via Concord.  Mrs. Baldwin is too poorly (as she thinks) to venture; and therefore tarrys here with Me.  Before noon came my Son William waiting upon his Mother, who met the Girls and an increased Company (Master Joseph Hall of Sutton etc.) going to Concord.  P.M. The Town dwellers receive, for every House in Town about half a Bushel.  Col. James Mellen of Hopkinton came in, being an Express from General Schuyler to Governor Trumball, to the Massachusetts etc., that a great Body of Regulars were come to Crown Point last Friday, that he himself Came from Albany on the Sabbath, etc. etc.