February 7, 1771

1771 February 7 (Thursday).  Breck Sat out before Day.  Sent 3 Vols. of the World Displayed by Breck to Dr. Green at Lancaster.  Mr. Seth Morse came to inform me that Mr. Cornelius Biglow junior dyed this morning after one o’Clock and is to be buryed tomorrow.  The Widow desires me to attend upon it.  Captain Jonathan Fay here from the maltsters and offers me Malt ready ground at 25/ per Bush.  I take two.  To gratifie my own Curiosity, as also to be the better able to Judge of what my Children and others read, I took some View of Fieldings Joseph Andrews, Vol. 1, finding it accidently in the House.