1774 August 15 (Monday). Elias returned to Mr. Goddards. Mr. Thomas Arnold here. Settled Accounts with him. A very awfull pinching Drought! May the Lord extend Compassion, and grant Rain. I visited Lt. Bruce and prayed with him. Hear that 1000 regulars are on their march to Worcester. And that Squire Whipple met with Difficulty at Drurys Mill at Grafton.