1779 June 26 (Saturday). Received from Mr. Moore two Letters dated [blank]. He informs me that his Negro Man, Cato, is taken by the British force, and that he has lost 1500 wt. of Rice. I hear of Rejoicings lately at Boston and Cambridge, on account of Gen’l Lincoln’s Victory over the English Army in South Carolina. For several days I have drooped, and have but low Appetite, especially at dining. I am become thinner, but Ps. 73.26.
Psalm 73.26: “My flesh and my heart faileth; but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.”