We rose at about nine o'clock. Dr. Kilham, was just going to take his seat in the
Stage for Boston. The Dr. represents this town in the genl. Court; and goes to Boston
now, to attend at the Session, which opens to-morrow. I was at the office in the forenoon,
but could not attend much to any study. I took a walk with Townsend. Return'd again
to the office, and just as I had got ready to sit down to business, in came W. Cranch
and Leonard White from Haverhill: who insisted upon it that I should go there with
them this afternoon; and in such a positive manner that I could not deny them. They
dined with me at my lodgings, and at about four in the afternoon, we all mounted our
horses for Haverhill. The wind was very high, and scattered the dust so much that
the riding was very disagreeable. We drank tea at Russell's, and were almost half
an hour crossing the river, though the wind had considerably abated. At about seven
we got to Mr. Shaw's house. Miss N. Quincy, and Miss B. Cranch came in from Mr. Duncan's
soon after. Mr. James Duncan, invited, W. Cranch and me to dine with him to-morrow.
The troop of horse, of which he is 1st. lieutenant are to parade in the morning, and
he makes an entertainment for them.
It was past 11 this evening when we retired.