July 18, 1780

1780 July 18 (Tuesday).  Am sadly disappointed of the Work which I hoped for.  Elias, being not well, can do nothing; though everything is pressing and urgent: only he went up the street to speak to Mr. Joseph Smith, who had told me once and again that he would work for me: but is now engaged to Deacon Wood, and Elias fetched me the Paper (which the Col. as Town Clerk has) which I sent the Town yesterday — and he copy’d it.