May 8, 1780

1780 May 8 (Monday).  William Winchester left us to go to Ashburnham.  I wrote by him to his Mother.  I gave him 10 Dollars, Mr. Barnard’s Sermons to young people and on the Earthquake, and furnished him with various Things to accommodate him for his Journey.  May God grant him Health and Grace!  I have now neither Man nor Boy — but Billy Spring to tend Cattle and Sheep.  Dr. Hawes, the Court being Dissolved, is returned; visits and dines with me.