3rd July Some of our People are come from Staaten I[sland] with devilish news the forces of Tyranny are disembarkd the militia at Richmond-town all turnd Tory.
4th July Nothing Remarkable
5th July news from Burlington the Jerseys declard a Republick.
6th July employd this day cutting Brush for Eliza. Town Committee of Safety had 3s.2p
7th July Came over to New Yorck / saw the Ministerial Shipping in the LowerBay thick by the Watering Place / Streets abound with Yankees all stopd with Breast works / Joyous news that Congress at Phila. Have Proclaimd an Independency / Went to a Publick house to give joy to our Libertie/ the owner, one Braisted of Bergen, a Notorious Tory being returnd to that place we had the Libertie of the Property.
8th July Had chocolate at the Coffee-House in Water-Street.
9th July This day the New-York Provincial Council did print broadsides of the late Declaration of Congress / Joined a Flash-Mob hard by the Fort at Bowling-Green to pull the Leaden George from his horse for musquet Balls / King Sears and his Sons of Libertie did appear most Zealous to apprehend the Leaf that gilt the lead."