1739 April 26 (Thursday). Neighbor John Rogers help’d in Carting out muck. N.B. Brother Hicks lost his Black Ox. Divers went to look for him up — found him dead in the mire of the Meadow on the North West End of the Great Pond. My Wife rode to Marlborough. N.B. Neighbor Seth Rice came up from Boston where he had Conference with the Tarbells of Groton and with Captain Kellogg upon the Affair of his Brethrens coming down from Canada. N.B. He brought my wife some Honey Suckle Roots (for Vines for the Front Door) from Madame Lucy Dudley of Roxbury.