March 23, 1780

1780 March 23 (Thursday).  Mr. Stone and I walked up to Squire Baker’s to the stones and to see 4 great Oxen, of uncommon Bigness and Fatness.  Mr. Stone returned home.  Breck returned before night — brought two letters from Mr. Forbes to me.  One from Mrs. Rebecca Wetmore at London to Mr. William Spring.  One also from Mr. Thomas Barrett of Cambridge to Miss Lydia Champney, which relates the Death of her Brother, Mr. Samuel Champney, Feb’y 3rd last.  Breck brought also a present of a Barcelona Handkerchief to his Mother from Samuel and another from the same to Sophy, and another from the same to Suse.  I perceive that he gave 50 Dollars apiece for them.