1781 August 15 (Wednesday). My Son went on his Journey to Cape Ann. Mr. Whitney is here and desires we may change next Sabbath. I went up to the Treasurer Newton’s, but he was not at home. Yet I spoke to his Wife concerning his working last Sabbath in getting in Wheat. Also of his not bringing me any Money for a great while. It is now about Fourteen Months that I have laboured and have had no Penny of their Grant for it. For the Paper Bills are of no Value, and silver is not paid to the Constable. Both these she must tell him of from me.