1773 January 18 (Monday). Mr. William Brigham here and gives leave to Cut wood in his Uncle Ephraims Lot. Am reading Mr. Lorings Diary. May God bless this Benefit to me for my Instruction, Assistance and Quickening! At Eve came my son Forbes and lodges here. He tells me his Daughter has a Wen growing on her side. May the Lord sanctifie this great Trouble, and prepare for His holy Will!