1781 November 1 (Thursday). Mr. Forbes from Cape Ann brought Sister Champney, and dined with us. He turned back p.m. to go home, though it rained. She is to go to Upton, to her Cousin Warren’s. Josiah Brigham came to lodge and Study here under his Brother Elijah. Mrs. Harrington here and tells me the Substance of her Relation which I wrote for her. My Sight has, for some time, been impaired. Such is the Sovereign Will of God! to which may I have Grace humbly to resign, and may I be enabled to improve what is still vouchsafed me better than ever heretofore!