Mr. Thaxter spent half an hour with us in the forenoon; after dinner my Brother and
myself went gunning, from 3 o'clock till dark. The only game to be found here, are
Larks and Robins, and black birds: there were great numbers of them. We brought home
17 and should probably have had many more, had I been as good a marksman as my brother.
At length the long expected trunks are come; and Mr. Peabody, to whose care they were
addrest, says they have been here ever since, Tuesday, but he has not been able to
find them out; I believe the plain fact is, he forgot to leave any body, to deliver
them, in Case, they came, while he was at Boston, and since his return has not thought
of them till now. I am however very glad to have them at last safe. One of the trunks
was wet in the bottom: and the clothes in it were somewhat moist.