1768 September 2 (Friday). Mr. Whipple, his son, and Mr. Batherick came to work, and they are covering and closing. N.B. Enoch Rice was here last night and this morning. I thought it best to comply with his Demand, rather than continue the Contest with him. I gave him a Note of 20£ old Tenor to be paid, next April. May God grant him a due sense of his Wickedness! and forgive both him and me! P.M. Alex. returns from Sturbridge.