1779 August 5 (Thursday). Elias goes to Worcester for Mr. Isaac Parker to bring the Newspapers. Capt. Fisher here. He listens to Geographical Description. Read the admirable Character of Dr. Sol. Williams by Mr. Cogswell. Mrs. Eliz. Pratt of Worcester came in to see me. Elias returning home, brings me word from Mrs. Parker of Shrewsbury (where he dined), that my Sister Cushing is sick.