1782 February 28 (Thursday). Mr. Thomas Kendal came. His Horse is put up at the Deacons (Woods) — but he lodges here. Elias Seems not well, but rides about. Breck returns from Boston, brings me a Letter from my old Friend Mr. Quincy: But sorrowful News from my Son Samuel, his wife being very ill of a Fever. A Letter from him of her low state. May God most gracious extend Compassion! Benjamin Bowmans Time is out, and he leaves us.