August 12, 1777

1777 August 12 (Tuesday).  Hannah rode with Mr. Elijah Brigham to Mr. Whitneys at Northborough.  I rode his Horse to visit in the South.  I din’d at Mr. Noah Hardys.  Visit at Lt. Bowman’s — but my main Design was to visit Mr. Solomon Millers Wife who has been in a poor weak state — her Deafness such as that it is difficult to converse; but more difficult still to pray with her — but I did what I could as to both, and in a Measure Succeeded.  Was at Mr. Thurstons.  Call at Mr. John Harringtons and at Lt. Harringtons.  When I returned home Mr. Bradshaw came and his Brother Parkman from New-Braintree, and they and Elijah Brigham, lodge here.  Hear my dear Daughter Baldwin is very low.  Her Husband Sends another Letter to Breck, of near the Same Date with mine, of our Armys retreating still towards Albany; and of the Miserys which many People suffer in those exposed parts, by the Crueltys of the Enemy.  How distressing these times of public and private Troubles!