1771 September 24 (Tuesday). Mr. D. Forbes here, and gives way to Mrs. Smiths having the Next Private Meeting at her House. I send to Boston by Cousin Benjamin Hicks for Yellow Paint, to paint my House. P.M. Mrs. Spring came to help my wife in quilting. At Eve came Mr. Loyd and his Wife. They lodge here. N.B. Mr. Francis Whipple junior buys my Oxen. Gives 80£ to be paid with Interest, the first of January next, and he drove them away.