1779 December 3 (Friday). The Doctor brings me a Third Vol. of Biographical Dictionary from Mr. Cranch. Mr. Joseph Grout brought me a Letter from Mrs. Abigail Davis (heretofore Nichols), who had lived ten years at Mr. Moses Warrin’s, bearing testimony concerning the Harmony between him and his Wife Persis, the present Mrs. Adams. Mr. Ebenezer Maynard came and acquainted me that his mother Winchester Expired last night, at 10 o’clock in her 79th year. The Lord prepare me for my own Decease!