1778 February 16 (Monday). Drury Fairbank, who has boarded at Brecks, has gone away, and does not return. There are doubtfull Apprehensions concerning him. Mr. Belknap was here. I reckoned with him for Four Heart-Barrells, for which I paid him 2 Dollars apiece; and one sap Barrell, for which he takes one Dollar: He gives me two old Barrells, which were borrowed. I gave him a note to the Constable Parker for nine Dollars. N.B. The last Barrells I bought of him were (I think) no more than half a Dollar apiece, or it may 25/ old Tenor. So greatly altered are the Times now! His son’s Child he would have me visit, but I could not go.