1778 July 18 (Saturday). Elias went early to Concord in his Brothers Chaise, and led Dr. Hawes’ Horse to ride back on. He returned p.m. between two and three o’Clock. Dr. Joslin and a Young Man named Benjamin Brown (his Tyro, I suppose) with him called and dined here. Towards Eve I rode to Hopkinton. In the way met Mr. Fitch coming hither. I called at Mr. Barretts — his John (I’m [informed?]) [dyed on the Sabbath?].