1781 January 26 (Friday). They set out on their Journey to Brookfield first. Mr. Josiah is studying here, and Mr. Brigham desires me to hear his Brother say his Lessons, in his absence. Which I undertake, and accordingly hear him. My Family now is but small. N.B. I have Sent a short Salutation to my aged Brother Ruggles of New Braintry, per Mr. Brigham.