1774 August 8 (Monday). Elias returns to his Books at Mr. Goddards. I visited Calvin Piper, Old Mrs. Grout and prayed with her, and her Grandson Joseph and prayed with him. N.B. dined at Mr. Jonathan Grouts. P.M. The Town met again upon some of their Liberty Affairs. My son Forbes and Sister Champney came and lodge. Dr. Crosby here at Evening.