1779 April 30 (Friday). Elias left us to go to Cambridge, and to Charleston, on Mr. Jonathan Fay’s Horse. Mr. May went with Elias to Cambridge. Eli Forbes, from Cape Ann, by the way of Boston, came and lodged here. He brings me a Letter from his Father, which relates many sorrowful things, which have befallen them, particularly the death of Col. John Stevens, Mr. Solomon Parsons and his wife. Mr. Rogers has left his people for want of Support. Mr. Cleaveland at Sandy Bay is on the wing, Mr. Parsons of Squam at present under disgrace etc. etc.