October 5, 1782

1782 October 5 (Saturday).  Mr. Forbes and his Consort having lodged here, Sat out for Cambridge.  N.B. Mr. Brigham returned home last night, informs me of the Death of the Aged and venerable Mr. Daniel Perkins of Bridgewater. “Help Lord!  when the godly man perisheth, and when the righteous fail among the Children of Men!”  He tells me also that the good and worthy Mr. Woodward of Weston is very ill, and his Life despaired of.  Mr. Brigham, further, has brought a Letter from Dr. Holyoke of Salem, to Elias to Signifie to him the Terms on which he would take a Tyro: and my Son returns an Answer by Forbes: and which I perceive is, that his Demands are too high.