1779 July 1 (Thursday). Read part of Dr. Cotton Mather’s Agathangelus and Celestinus. Thus far it appears to be a very useful quickening Book. I have reason to bless God and would heartily do so, for the eminent Writings of that pious and learned man. Dr. Hawes, who has returned from Court, was here and communicated to me some of the Transactions of the Assembly, and what the Town of Boston have, by their Committee of Correspondence, sent to the Committee of Westborough relative to some fresh Efforts for the Appreciation of the public Currency. N.B. Thomas’s Spy comes again to the Shop for a Numbers of the Neighbors.