May 27, 1778

1778 May 27 (Wednesday).  Unusual for me [illegible] I am at home on this important Day.  I hear that Mr. [Payne?] of Chelsea is to preach to the General Assembly.  It is a Day [of?] Joy on Consideration of the Privileges we enjoy — but it is a Day of Darkness [illegible] on Account of the [War?], which continues and distresses us.  For, There have arrived Some bad News of the kings Troops Surrounding and taking a Regiment of our Soldiers at Warren-Point.