1771 May 16 (Thursday). Old Mrs. Fessenden and Mrs. Maynard make us a Visit and dine here. Mr. Peter Adams from Monadnock here and gives me Account of their hopefull Circumstances there. Joseph Chamberlin and Brookfield Elias go 3 Times to the Ministerial Lot for Rails. They brought 104. Reckoned with Mr. Hill and paid all by a Note to Constable Gleason. N.B. I sent by my son Elias, an Order upon Mr. Gleason, to pay Mr. Stockwell my Account for Shooemaking and mending, in full to this Day. Mr. Morse from Boston brings a Return from Mr. McAlpine respecting the Psalm Books brought by Mr. Spring, which I never sent for; are without Tunes, and must be returned back.