an Excessive fire having on
perhaps one or two Cords of wood at
at a time there being very large
quantities of dry wood ready
cut -- we warm'd ourselves
sufficiently & took a Comfortable
nap -- laying with our feet
to the fire -- about half an
hour before day break that
is about a quarter After six
we sat out and in six hours
& a quarter of excessive hard
pulling against a fresh head
breeze we reach'd Fort
George -- On Monday
the 11th [Dec. 1775] I sent an Express to Squire
Palmer of Stillwater to prepare
a number of Sleds & oxen
to drag the Cannon presuming
that we should get there