March 4, 1779

1779 March 4 (Thursday).  I don’t send the power of Attorney to Mr. Hitchcock nor Breck’s Letter to him, but have writ myself, and have agreed with my son Ebenezer (who now leaves us) to go to Mr. James Smith of Western, and apprize him of what I am about to do, that he may prevent the Evil by discharging the Bond.  Mrs. P ________ disposes of Baize Lining to Ebenezer, and with the money, and some additions (that of 34s) purchases [blank] yards of Bear Skin to make him (Elias) a Straight-bodyed coat.  (Designed Lining of a New Red homespun Camblet gown for Elias.)