me almost a miracle that
people with heavy loads should
be able to get up & down such
Hills as Are here with any thing
of heavy loads -- 11th [Jan. 1776] at Blanford
we overtook the first division
who had tarried here untill
we came up -- and refus'd
going any further On accott
that there were no snow
beyond five or six miles further
in which space there was
the tremendous Glasgow
or Westfield mountain to go
down -- but after about
three hours perseverance
& hiring two teams of
oxen -- they agreed to go