. Cranch's several business ventures in Germantown and Weymouth having failed to prosper,
the family had recently moved to Salem. On a visit there later this year
described the Cranches' house; see his
Diary and Autobiography
. But they remained in Salem relatively briefly, for by Nov. 1767 Cranch advertised
his watchmaking business as established on Hanover Street in Boston (Essex Inst., Hist. Colls.