1774 July 27 (Wednesday). Was So indisposed I could not freely go on with my studys. Hear that Lt. Bruce’s Cancer has eat through his Cheek, and that magots are taken out from it. The purulent Matter runs down into his Dish, and hardly to be Separated from his Food. A deplorable Case! God be praised I am preserved from such Evil! May God Support him and prepare him for His holy Will! Dr. Hawes and his Wife p.m. — drink Chocolat (instead of Tea). The Doctor brought the Towns Agreement and left it.