August 31, 1782

1782 August 31 (Saturday).  My Son Samuel has Sent me a Box of hollond Pipes, containing two Dozen which arrived safe.  This morning was unusually foggy.  It was so thick that we could not see at Scarcely a Rod or two distance.  But though surprizing for awhile we concluded at length, it was caused chiefly by a Coal-Pit; yet as far as Mr. Ebenezer Forbush’s.  Two young Kinsfolks Master William Bowes Bradford and his Sister Miss Betsy, arrived from Boston, to make us a Visit.  N.B. Am informed that Neighbour Caleb Harrington having Set Fire to some part of his Meadow, it ran and spread.