November 12, 1777

1777 November 12 (Wednesday).  Elias returned from Coi’s Hill, Brookfield but from Baldwins of Shrewsbury only, this morning.  He has brought but 4 Creatures out of six — but an Heiffer I designed to kill, in missing.  See the 5th.  I wrote to my Daughter Baldwin and to Mr. David [torn]cock Taverner, with Notification to be set up at [torn] Public Houses.  Committed them to the Care of Mr. [torn] [Work?] of Royalston.  Read Sir William Temples works Vol. 1.