February 9, 1782

1782 February 9 (Saturday).  Mr. Brigham came home.  He brings me the 9th Volume of Biographical Dictionary from Mr. Cranch.  Mr. B. relates the awful Suicide of a young Mr. Gray who has shot himself.  We hear of Several other Sudden Deaths — a Mr. Clafflin of Hopkinton killed by a Sleigh.  But the most sorrowful is what we hear from New Fane — of this, more hereafter.  At Even came Mr. Crosby and lodges here.