September 20, 1780

1780 September 20 (Wednesday).  Mr. Cushing last evening brought me from Mr. Moore, Shuckford’s Condition vol. 1.  He also, having been with various Gentlemen in his Journey, discovers to me some of the probable Reasons of the Dismission of Pres. Langdon.  Mrs. P. somewhat better — Thanks to God for the Favour of Heaven to us!  P.M. Mrs. Fisk of Brookfield and her son (who belongs to College) dined here.  My son William, his Wife and Child John, came up from Concord unexpectedly.  Afterwards my Son Samuel and his Wife with their Baby, Sukey, came from Boston.  They all lodged here.  N.B. Mr. Brigham asked me whether it would suit me to have the Marriage of my Daughter to him to be tomorrow?  I asked him, where he intended to live?  he replyed “Here, if I should like it.”  I answered that I was willing to do what was in my Power for him.  Sent my Complements to his Father and Mother, and Request they would come — likewise his Brothers and Sisters.  He acquainted me with his Desire to wait on Squire Baker and his Lady with his Invitations to the Wedding, also the two eldest Daughters.  To which I consented.  My Daughter Cushing rode to Capt. Maynard’s to invite him and his Wife.  The Return was that Mrs. Maynard was confined with illness.