December 20, 1773

1773 December 20 (Monday).  Mr. Jones goes on his Journey.  He is going to Jersey College, though at this, as it now proves, rigorous Season.  Elias goes to Mr. Whipples Mill with a Team loaded with Salt to be ground; 25 Bushel; for his Brother Breck.  N.B. Breck and a Number more meet at Lt. Bakers in order to Unite in Society to collect a Library of useful Books.  Read in Court-Miscellany the Lives of Dr. Sydenham, Rev. Laurence Sterne (Author of Tristram Shandy etc.).  I read also a Number of other Pieces.