1779 September 22 (Wednesday). N.B. This morn I sent my Letter to Cousen Briant by Mr. Moses Potter, going to Ipswich: and with it a Bundle containing for Timothy, Seven yards of White tow cloth etc. etc. See Memorandum Book. The Widow Fay dined with us. Spent the Afternoon with Mrs. P________ and drank Tea. I read in Clark’s Lives, Mr. Hugh Broughton’s, and several other Parts of that useful Book. Was much moved and stimulated by their excellent Examples. N.B. I have received a letter from Mr. John Forbes of Otter Creek, with the Constitution of the State of Vermont.