November 13, 1780

1780 November 13 (Monday).  A committee from the Town came to treat with me about my Sallery.  They were Capt. Maynard and Capt. Morse, but Capt. Fisher, who was the third (I think) was not with them.  Their errand was to know what I apprehended my Sallery should be.  I answered that the Covenant was 55£ Lawful Money, to be made good to its then Value.  And as to what was not due, the Depreciation which now I have actually paid, and am required to pay is partly an hundred and eight: to some an hundred, and to others 90.  If the Town would allow me the Medium, that is, an hundred, then out of Pity to the People in this Day of their Trouble, I will deduct my Proportion to bear so much of the Charge of the War, for the present year.  My grandson, Isaac Baldwin came this evening from his Tour to Newbury, Dummer School etc.