December 30, 1765

1765 December 30 (Monday).  Visit old Mrs. Grout.  Dine there.  Visit Widow Persis Warrin.  Was at Mr. Elijah Rice’s.  Twitchels.  Elijah Hardys and McCollisters who is come to live there.  Drank Tea among them.  Visit old Ensign Miller and the rest of his House.  When I returned found Deacon Tainter here, who with Lt. Baker, has killed the Cow which Lieutenant has had in keeping till now.  Deacon rode my Horse home.  Am much beholden to him for so much Goodness as well as to Lt. Baker who has pastured and fatted the Cow and charges me only two Dollars.