1782 August 13 (Tuesday). Capt. Jon. Fays Wife very ill. Nahum came with Request — went, discoursed and prayed with her. P.M. Col. Blackden from Marlborough came to See me. He relates the arrival of a French Fleet in Boston Harbour — 13 of the line, and 4 Frigates: And the late Transactions in Marlborough politically — and about hiring Preaching.