1760 January 9 (Wednesday). Mr. Edmund Rice came with a Side of Cow Beef which I bought of him. One Quarter weighed 83, the other 80. It was not good enough, but I gave him 18d per pound. Paid him by Note to the Collector Ebenezer Maynard. Mr. Elijah Rice here and cutt the Beef out for me fit for salting. At Eve Mr. Welman of Sutton from Mendon — under great Difficultys — his opposing Brethren having Sent out for a Council of 11 Churches. He lodges here.