1778 August 14 (Friday). We have strong Expectations from the Army at Rhode Island, and the French Fleet, Count de Estaing, Commander, on those Coasts. Breck has taken to Book-binding, and has bound for me Vol. 7 and 8 of the Political State of Great Britain — which are for the Year 1714; and all bound very handsomely.
Old Mrs. Dolly Rice here. Capt. Elderkin from Windham. They drank Tea here. Other Company also. Though the latter were not, the former were unavoidably an Interruption to my preparations.