September 24, 1778

1778 September 24 (Thursday).  Mr. Forbes and his son leave us to go home by way of Cambridge and Boston.  He proposes to Send, if he can, for his Sheep this Fall, but to leave me the Lambs; but he must have a pound of Wool per Head — that is 9 pound as if they were kept till January when at furthest he will send for them.  Visit John Bond again, and pray with and instruct him.  P.M. I rode up to Mr. Daniel Nurse’s.  A very Sick House — the Man, the woman, and 4 or 5 Children sick, chiefly with Fever.  Their infant very bad, with Canker.  Rode to Mr. Jonathan Childs also.