1768 August 30 (Tuesday). I was Sorry when informed that the Company were late last night at Deacon Woods. It is pretended to be excused by Saying that a great Number of Wrestlers from Hopkinton came swaggering and challenging. Mrs. P________ had the Doctors Chaise and my old Mare; at Sunrise sat out to go to Boston. Gave her £105 old Tenor. [Marginal notation: My Barn enlarg’d.] Messrs. Edwards Whipple and his son Samuel, Zebulon Rice and Rich. Temple, began to frame the designed addition to my Barn. At 9 a.m. I took the Mare which I am buying of Lt. Baker, and rode to the Burial of Mr. Daniel Miller. P.M. I rode to Capt. Maynards — visit John, who is still sick. But though I have been three Times, have not been asked to pray with him. Had 3 thousand of Shingle Nails of Mrs. Maynard.