March 4, 1778

1778 March 4 (Wednesday).  This was the Day for Elias to return to Cambridge, the Vacancy being up: but the Weather prevented.  It was a violent Storm of snow and cold wind.  Fay (Jonathan) was here p.m. when the storm was over.  He relates a fresh Story of a horrible Murder.  One Mr. Spooner was murdered by two soldiers lately, at Brookfield.  He was knocked down and thrown into a Well.  Tis said they were hired by his Wife, who is a Daughter of Brigadier Ruggles.