December 30, 1772

1772 December 30 (Wednesday).  I rode down to See Mrs. Bellows again, but went first to Mr. Ebenezer and Edmund Chamberlins, and dined there.  Called at Mr. Ezra Bakers.  At Mr. Bellows’s found his Wife exceeding low — difficult to understand her — but from what I could gather from her, She appears to be in some proper frame.  I desired Nurse to go out, and being alone with the Man and woman, brought them respectively to ask forgiveness of God and one another.  In special the Woman did more directly than before.  I hope they are sincere.  May God accept it!  Prayed there, and came home.  At Eve Elijah Brigham here; and I agreed with him to live with me three months; for 8£ old Tenor per Month to begin next Monday or Tuesday.  But if the Winter should prove a good Season (evidently So) for our Business, and we do accomplish and Succeed well, in getting Wood especially, then he must have 4 Dollars per Month.  N.B. Mr. Stone came to see me, and dined here.  He brought me two Bundles more of Mr. Lorings Diary.  I was very Sorry it was at such a Time, that I missed of him.