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.