1773 January 27 (Wednesday). Mrs. Crosby (Doctor’s Wife) was here, with the Rye which the Doctor pays in the name of Mr. James Maynard. Her son Samuel with her. They drink Tea with us. Master Waters here at Eve. My Son John returns from Brookfield — having purchased his Time; a Year and almost Six months for 14£ and a Note of hand of 14 sh. both Sums lawful Money, besides. But I did not Consent to his giving up the Note. However it is irrecoverable and the Indentures are given up.