March 20, 1780

1780 March 20 (Monday).  Elias is still disappointed of going to Cambridge.  P.M. I rode to Squire Baker’s.  He gave me (as I understood him) the Tallow I wanted of him.  I was too destitute of common money, and therefore went to the Treasurer Newton for Supply — but there was none for me: but he offered to lend me an hundred pounds of his own Money.  I was at Deacon Wood’s — am grieved at its being such a Seat of Lazy Typlers.  N.B. I returned by Dr. Hawes, W. R. Cranch’s Biog. Univ.