1780 July 12 (Wednesday). P.M. Came Mrs. Thurston and her Mother Harrington with her to assist her in her Examination. N.B. Mr. Brigham sat out for Boston and going through Marlborough. I sent Mrs. Speakman’s Pope’s Essay on Man. A Piece well worth Reading. At eve I visit Capt. John Wood’s Wife being in deep Grief for the Loss of their Babe. The mowers here yet. But Elias towards night gives up, is sick and goes to bed.