January 29, 1781

1781 January 29 (Monday).  Mr. Solomon Miller came to work for me in getting out Flax.  He fetches the Doctors.  Break and breaks.  He also swingles a little — about 4 pounds.  He lodges here.  I lament the sorrowful Fall of his unhappy Daughter Sally, who besides her other Vices has fallen into the gross Sin of Fornication, and this with another of the Children of the Covenant, Joshua Twitchel!  May God pitty our giddy Youth and grant them the Grace to repent!  Mr. Gale visits me with a spare Rib.