June 26, 1779

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.[1]

[1]Psalm 73.26: “My flesh and my heart faileth; but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.”