October 14, 1779

1779 October 14 (Thursday).  I was obliged to leave my Study and ride up to Lieut. Johnathan Grout’s about some Cyder which Mr. Eli Whitney gives me.  I dined at the Lieutenant’s.  Meet with Mr. Joseph Grout there, and he has much to say about the sad case of his Sister Adams.  I advised to have it laid before a few Brethren, and not suffer it to come into the church.  I called at Squire Bakers and found Reason to urge the Same Thing.  Mr. Cushing from Ashburnham.  He has led an Horse for Sophy to ride there.  He lodges here.  A Letter from Mr. Quincy dated Sept. 23.  N.B. Luke Baldwin goes on his Way to Cambridge to wait on his Brother Isaac in going home.