1779 December 15 (Wednesday). Read part of Biographical Dictionary. The Lives of Confuius etc. Messrs. Sam. Forbush and Sol. Batheric sledding wood from the Minister’s Lot. Newspapers from Boston and Worcester. Received a Letter from Bethiah Parmenter, alias Wheaton, dated Hopkinton Oct. 19, 1779, open and dirty, desiring a Contribution.