1778 August 11 (Tuesday). Having borrowed of Sister Cushing Willards Blessed Man I begin to read it. Dr. Stimson here and dines with us. Elias goes to Upton and brings home from the weavers the Cloth for a Linnen Gown. And he goes to Miss Molly Garfield (Shrewsbury) to fetch from her Loom, Linnen for Breeches for him. Capt. Morse here in Defence of Ruth Buck against Mrs. Hardy; and insists on her (the latter) being distracted. News from Rhode Island that our Forces are much increased there, and have entered upon it.