April 16, 1781

1781 April 16 (Monday).  Elias Sat out with my Horse besides what he rode upon, to go to Springfield — to day to BrookfieldJohn Moulton returned to Hopkinton.  Mrs. Maynard dines here.  Miss Nabby Martyn works here.  P.M. Mrs. Davis, Misses Mindwell and Anna Brigham.  My Kinsman Mr. Parkman Bradshaw came up from his Fathers to See me.  He is much out of Health and out of Business: a good deal Sunk and dispirited: and I was the more troubled because I was not able to help him; my own son Elias being gone a large Journey in quest of Employment.