April 5, 1780

1780 April 5 (Wednesday).  Col. etc. leave us to go to Cambridge.  My son Breck undertakes a long, circular, difficult Journey, to Bridgewater, Boston etc.  Very much perplexed with a flock of Sheep belonging to Dr. Hawes, daily feeding on the Rye at the Island.  Stephen Maynard who has the Care of the Doctor’s Affairs here in the Evening to tell me that he could not take Care of the Doctor’s Sheep, being in preparation to go to Market.