1779 May 20 (Thursday). A.M. Mr. Belknap came in to see me and discoursed about my circumstances and the necessary supplies, the affairs coming on in the Town Meeting p.m. Mr. Daniel Nurse here to renew the Request of his two Sisters, that there may be a Fast kept at theirs. I am obliged to take some time to consider of it. N.B. The Town debated upon making me some further allowance, considering the vast increase of the Necessaries of Life. But it passed negatively.