December 24, 1777

1777 December 24 (Wednesday).  Old Mr. Richard Barns wants to be marryed to Miss Jemima Maynard; and they unhappily need to be.  I marryed them in my Study, by reason of Strangers below.  Suse, Elias etc. were present.  Breck returned from Boston.  I had sent a Sum of Money to be changed by the Treasurer, but unhappily an Eight Dollar Bill comes back as being Counterfeit.  What I received from the Treasurer was a Note of 10£ 14 shs. signed by Henry Gardner.