April 9, 1777

1777 April 9 (Wednesday).  Thaddeus Wait came — asks 58 Dollars for Six Months; I consent to give him 57 on Condition he will be very industrious etc.  Otherwise but 56: and he is to make up lost time, viz. Fasts, Lectures, foul days etc., is to come by or before this day sennight.  Dr. Jenison dined here, as did four Young Women going to Hospital.  P.M. Mr. Bradshaw returned, dined here also.  Deacon Burnap visits me.  Bradshaw lodges with us.  N.B. He gives me Dr. Price’s Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty,[1] as he does Several Sorts of Garden seeds also.

[1]Richard Price, Observations on the nature of civil liberty, the principles of government, and the justice and policy of the war with America. To which is added an appendix, containing a state of the national debt, an estimate of the money drawn from the public by the taxes, and an account of the national income and expenditure since the last war (Boston: T. and J. Fleet, [1776]; Evans 15032).  Other American editions appear in Philadelphia (twice), New York, and Charleston, SC.