January 20, 1781

1781 January 20 (Saturday).  Mr. Brigham at my desire, asked Mr. Adams at the Shop to come up to the House.  I had Opportunity with him and endeavoured to improve it, with all the Tenderness I could: but to very little Effect.  I had transcribed the Letter of yesterday, corrected and added to it; and desired to change this for that, but he was not willing to oblige me.  I read to him my larger Answer to his last Letter; and would fain have said or done what would or might reasonably have satisfyed him; but he went away disquieted notwithstanding.