1781 August 4 (Saturday). I have heard Nothing from my Son Elias, nor any thing about my Horse; and therefore think it best to try another Letter which must be committed to the Care of Cousin Maynard for Conveyance. Mr. Brigham returned, and dined at home. He has bought a number of Law-books at Vendue, viz. Judge Herberts New Natura Brevium and the Abridgment of the Statu[t]es, from Magna Charta to the [blank] Year of K. George in Six Volumes.