October 20, 1779

1779 October 20 (Wednesday).  In the morning perplexed — Our Horses had left us.  I rode Mr. Biglow’s Horse in Search after them.  Found them at Mr. Samuel Sherman’s in Marlborough.  I went on to Mr. Stone’s and informed  his Son who sent back Mr. Biglow’s Horse and his Father’s from Mr. Sherman’s, so that I came home.  Elias was come from Cambridge and with him Gen’l Ward’s Son (whose Brother led down Breck’s Horse for Elias to come up on) and Parkman Bradshaw here likewise.  He lodged here and Master Foot, going to Colchester.  N.B. Mr. Johnson of Lyn and his Lady had been here while I was absent.