1748 December 7 (Wednesday). Another bright Cold Day. I expected that the Young Men of the private society would have come to cutt wood, for so they had appointed to do — but there came only the Eight following. Daniel How, Benjamin Tainter, Timothy Newton, Rody Smith (or Devereux), Jonathan Bruce, Moses Warrin, Phinehas Maynard, and Aaron Warrin. At Eve my wife and I were at Captain Maynards.