1766 February 17 (Monday). Mr. Stone returns. Having borrowed the Life and divers Tracts of the eminent Mr. Robert Bolton, of Mrs. Stone, am endeavouring to improve it. Billy, though for want of Snow he can’t go to Townshend with a Sled, as he has long desired, yet goes upon my Mare, and carrys what he can. At Eve came Masters Cushing and John Stone — also Mr. Bowman. They Supped here. Mr. Bowman brought me Mr. Forbes’s Burnet; the Sacred Theory, Vol. 1. The two foresaid young Men lodged here.