August 31, 1781

1781 August 31 (Friday).  Mr. Brigham goes to Concord: carrys to Lieut. Day the Life of Joe Thompson.  May God grant that those who read Such Books may be Cautious least they be ensnared in Vice, but See the Odiousness and unprofitableness, the Shamefulness and Danger of those vile Courses.  Mr. Brigham carrys also a Letter from me to Mr. Bradshaw of Stonington inclosed in a Letter to Rev. Philemon Curtis for Conveyance.