1780 July 17 (Monday). The Militia Soldiers 14 under Lieut. Brigham marched. Mr. Corn. Biglow came to reap my Island Field of Rye. I had conference with Mr. Han. Parker. Elias does not work, but waits upon Miss Lois Burnet, who is here at work on his Coat which is made of the Cloth which Mr. Wood of Northborough had dyed black and fulled, lately for us. Town Meet, partly to see whether they will do anything in regard to my Salary. I sent them a Paper, which was read. I hear that they voted thirteen Hundred to make up the Deficiency of the last year. I thank God for thus much. May I have grace to improve it!