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Daily Archives: July 19, 1781
1781 July 19 (Thursday). Mr. Moses Brigham here — has had a time of Bleeding, on his Journey. He dined here, as did Mr. Benjamin Bailey of Bolton, with whom I changed Spectacles till we could be better suited.