1765 July 8 (Monday). Mr. Stone (I suppose) is gone to Council at Cold (or as he writes, hot) Spring. Billy and Breck are framing my Corn Barn. Nathan Townsend mowes part of my principal Grass, viz. between the Garden and Meeting-House. Ben. Bryant, brother of late Lemuel Bryant of Braintree, but himself a Sordid Beggar, is here. John tarrys out, at Mill, till almost Midnight.