October 27, 1781

1781 October 27 (Saturday).  I have neither Man nor Boy, except Billy Spring who can fetch the Cows and cut a little Wood.  But the Trouble of my Eyes is I think, increased.  At Eve a Great Noise of the taking of General Cornwallis.  Dr. Hawes brought me a Letter of General Cornwallis Defeat, from Mr. Quincy, with an Hand-Bill certifying it, and his Army with him made prisoners of War.  The Glory of God if So!