1780 January 24 (Monday). An urgent message from Mr. Antipas Brigham to go to Capt. Edmund Brigham’s, with request to marry him. I went, but with great Difficulty, by reason of the deep snow. My sons Breck and Elias drew me on a light sled as far as Mr. Haskill’s, nigh which a number of young men, Brighams accompanied me on foot to the House, where I performed the Solemnity. After the Supper they brought me to Mr. Gale’s, who kindly obliged me to lodge there. Mr. G. Andrews there and invites me to dine tomorrow.
1780 January 24 (Monday). [There are two entries for January 24.] Mr. Gale and his wife, also Capt. Edmund accompanying me to Mr. Andrews, where I was kindly rec’d and entertained. Capt. Brigham and Mr. Gale went to Deacon Woods, on an Arbitration. The Subject was a Difference between Mr. Pierce and Mr. Joseph Smith, both Blacksmiths, where many are assembled to hear William Stearns of Worcester, Esq. advocate for Smith. N.B. Mr. Andrews waited upon me home. By the way visit old Lieut. Forbush.