1776 June 28 (Friday). Terrible Drought continues. Bad news frequently arriving — especially from Canada. P.M. Rev. Hall of Sutton called to See me. I rode over to Mr. Fessenden with the Counterfeit Bill, which Mr. Jotham Maynard brought me. I shewed him and offered him it — but he utterly refused to take it. Moreover he said he was willing that rational, judicious men Should Judge of it. Also that he would talk with John Maynard about it. My Son Samuel from Concord. N.B. Agreed with Mr. Benjamin Tainter junior to Supply me with the Worcester News Paper Every Friday, for 10/ Lawful Money per Year.