April 12, 1780

1780 April 12 (Wednesday).  Read Col. Ethan Allen’s Narrative of his Captivity and Several Lives in Biography aforesaid, viz. Mons. and Mme. Daciers, John Daille, author of de Use Patrum, John Dee, mathematician, Conjurer etc., De Foe, Demosthenes, Thomas Dempster, noted for his remembering whatever he read, and yet commonly read 14 hours in 24.