1780 September 14 (Thursday). With some difficulty as to an Horse I rode to Grafton and dined at Mr. Grosvenor’s, and preached his Lecture in his House on Mat. 17.4. May God grant His Blessing! I returned home safe at eve. N.B. A Mellancholy story is current of General Gates being defeated in the South. The particulars are not yet known. N.B. One Sibly is set to Jayl at Worcester under Suspicion of Murthering an Infant.