February 24, 1779

1779 February 24 (Wednesday).  I rode to Mr. Elijah Hardy’s to see their little Elijah, who had been very ill, but was much better.  To Mr. Joseph Grout’s to see his William who languished, but is recovering.  Proceeded to Mr. Grosvenor’s, but he was gone to Pomfret.  I dined there, with Mr. Farrar.  He went with me to see Mr. Joseph Brown, who was gone to Providence.  Viewed his Library, but not his Electrical Machine.  To this Mrs. Brown invited me and to bring Mrs. P________ when Mr. Brown may be at Home.  In returning from Grafton, had Capt’n Woods and his Wife’s Company from Dr. Jos. Woods, where we drank Tea.  In the evening came Moses Warren to let himself to me for six months, and asks an hundred pounds lawful money for that term.  I defer giving him an answer till next Monday.  My son Ebenezer came from Brookfield; in his way to Watertown, tells me Col. Baldwin is come home, and Alexander Oliver is dismissed, but is suffered to stay, his Wife’s Circumstances considered till April.  Ebenezer lodges here.