May 28, 1773

1773 May 28 (Friday).  Was at Mr. Scolleys Yesterday to Speak with [torn] Melvill concerning an English Eutopia, which She promises to lend me.  This morning attend another Sale of Books at Mr. Russels Auction and bought Voiages into the Levant, Lives of Wickliff etc. and Clarks Caesars Commentaries.  Visited my Cousen Corser at Capt. Jonathan [Clarks?].  Being invited, with my Children to dine at my Brother Shaws, we went (except Mr. Moore, who sat out on his Journey home); we were there entertained with great Decency; Several of their Friends also present; Particularly the aged Mrs. Burt, and Mrs. Pidgeon of Newtown.  N.B. I have visited Mr. Lathrop.  We discourse of the Sad State of Boston.  Lodged every night at my Sons.  Bought of him an handsome Sealskin Trunk for his Mother for only 3 Dollars.