February 20, 1776

1776 February 20 (Tuesday).  Rode in my sons Chaise to Shrewsbury to see Mrs. Sumner who still lies in a languishing Condition.  Dined there.  Prayed with them under their Affliction.  Sister Cushing came there.  In returning at Eve called at Beetons, and took Miss Polly Ayres with me to our House to work as a Taylor.  She lodges here.  N.B. am informed that Isaiah Thomas Printer of the Spy at Worcester, is disenabled; his Printing Office etc. seized.